Amsterdam Tales

Amsterdam Tales

by Helen Constantine, Paul Vincent

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In this volume Paul Vincent presents a compelling collection of prose fiction, memoirs and anecdotes centring on Amsterdam from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. His selection offers a rare insight into the history and culture of the city. The subjects range from Rembrandt to the persecution of the Jews in World War 2, from barricades in a working-class district during the Depression to a writer's unhealthy obsession with a massage parlour. These eighteen newly-translated tales give the reader, and the traveller, a tantalizing glimpse of the Amsterdam that lies beyond the tourist guidebooks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192529053
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 07/07/2017
Series: City Tales
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Paul Vincent studied Modern Languages at Cambridge University and Dutch at Amsterdam. From 1967 to 1989 he was Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, in Dutch, first at Bedford College and afterwards at University College London. Since 1989 he has worked as a freelance translator.

Table of Contents

-Vondel in Hiding by Gerard Brandt
-Rembrandt Catches a Pupil Red-Handed by Arnold Houbraken
-Spinoza is Banned from the Jewish Community by J. Colerus
-Peter the Great as a Ship's Carpenter by J.C. Nomen
-An Opponent inveighs against the Tram by W. Otto
-Amstel by Herman Heijermans
-The Black Cat by Jacob Israël de Haan
-Barricades in the Jordaan by Anonymous
-Amsterdam 1945-1946 by Frans Pointl
-Itchy Feet by Simon Carmiggelt
-Single to Amsterdam by Remco Campert
-Letter to my Grandson by Abel J. Herzberg
-Goldfish by Anton Valens
-Who's Afraid of Allah Akbar? by Pieter Olde Rikkert
-He Directs the Traffic by Sanneke van Hassel
-Massage Parlour by Thomas Heerma van Voss
-A Stroke of Luck by Margriet de Moor
-Pain in the Spleen by Robert Anker
Vondel in Hiding, Gerard Brandt
Rembrandt Catches a Pupil Red-Handed, Arnold Houbraken
Spinoza is Banned from the Jewish Community, J. Colerus
Peter the Great as a Ship's Carpenter, J.C. Nomen
An Opponent inveighs against the Tram, W. Otto
Amstel, Herman Heijermans
The Black Cat, Jacob Israel de Haan
Barricades in the Jordaan, Anonymous
Amsterdam 1945-1946, Frans Pointl
Itchy Feet, Simon Carmiggelt
Single to Amsterdam, Remco Campert
Letter to my Grandson, Abel J. Herzberg
Goldfish, Anton Valens
Who's Afraid of Allah Akbar?, Pieter Olde Rikkert
He Directs the Traffic, Sanneke van Hassel
Massage Parlour, Thomas Heerma van Voss
A Stroke of Luck, Margriet de Moor
Pain in the Spleen, Robert Anker

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