Sorrow Of The Belgium (Penguin International Writers)

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Set in 1939, this is the story of Louis Seynaeve, a 10 year-old Flemish boy with a wild imagination. He is a student at a convent boarding school, but his chief interest is in his secret society, the Apostles. However his life changes when the Nazis invade Flanders, and he begins to grow up fast.

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Hugo Claus (1929-2008) received more prizes and awards than any contemporary writer in Dutch or Flemish; he was the recipient of seven state prizes in Belgium, the Prize for Dutch Literature, and the Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding for his body of work. Born in Bruges in 1929, he is the author of the novels Wonder, Desire, The Swordfish, Mild Destruction, Rumors, and The Duck Hunt, in addition to The Sorrow of Belgium, his magnum opus of postwar Europe. He has published several volumes of poetry and many plays. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Dutch

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