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Harry Mulisch is the most translated Dutch writer

Harry Mulisch is the most translated Dutch writer

Harry Mulisch is the most translated Dutch writer Harry Mulisch is the most translated Dutch writer. His work has been published in about 40 languages. The Assault is Mulisch's best-known work. This novel was published in 1982 and sold worldwide more than a million...

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Annie M.G. Schmidt – a Dutch legend

Annie M.G. Schmidt – a Dutch legend

Almost every person in The Netherlands grew up with the books written by Annie M.G. Schmidt. Or with her songs, poems, plays, and television programs. Especially the books about the children Jip and Janneke are part of the national heritage. There is even a...

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American communists inspired Anton de Kom

American communists inspired Anton de Kom

We Slaves of Suriname is a book written by Anton de Kom and was published in 1934. It is a literary masterpiece as well as a fierce indictment of racism and colonialism. In this classic book, the Surinamese writer and resistance leader recounts the history of his...

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Anne Frank – probably the most famous Dutch writer

Anne Frank – probably the most famous Dutch writer

Tragically, Anne Frank (born 1929) is perhaps the best-known Dutch writer. The diary she wrote during World War II has become a worldwide bestseller and is one of the most widely read books in the world. It gave a face to the Holocaust. The book is about her time in...

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Multatuli was not fond of America

Multatuli was not fond of America

The book Max Havelaar is a Dutch classic. Multatuli (pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker) published his novel in 1860 and his work has since been translated into almost forty languages, including English, of course.The novel is about a man who disagrees with the corrupt...

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A blog site about Dutch writers

A blog site about Dutch writers

This blog focuses on Dutch writers whose books have been translated into English. It is striking how a small country like the Netherlands has produced great and well-known writers. While English-language writers have almost the entire world as their sales market, the...

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