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Author: Nescio; Damion Searls; Joseph O'Neill
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2012.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. No one, for that matter, has written with such pristine clarity about the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept landscape of the Netherlands. Who was Nescio? Nescio--Latin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translations
Short stories
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nescio; Damion Searls; Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 9781590174920 1590174925
OCLC Number: 738339634
Description: xii, 161 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The freeloader --
When we were titans --
The writing on the wall --
Out along the IJ --
Little poet --
From an unfinished novel --
The valley of obligations --
The end --
Insula dei.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Responsibility: Nescio ; introduction by Joseph O'Neill ; selected and translated from the Dutch by Damion Searls.

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No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. No one, for that matter, has written with such pristine clarity about the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept landscape of the Netherlands. Who was Nescio? Nescio--Latin for "I don't know"--Was the pen name of J.H.F. Gronloh, the highly successful director of the Holland-Bombay Trading Company and a father of four--someone who knew more than enough about respectable maturity. Only in his spare time and under the cover of a pseudonym, as if commemorating a lost self, did he let himself go, producing over the course of his lifetime a handful of utterly original stories that contain some of the most luminous pages in modern literature.

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