J. Bernlef





J. Bernlef


Born
in Sint Pancras, Netherlands
January 14, 1937

Died
October 29, 2012

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Bernlef (previously J. Bernlef) is the pseudonym of Dutch writer, poet, and translator Hendrik Jan Marsman. He occasionally used the nom de plume: Henk Bernlef.

Between 1959 and 2012 Bernlef wrote a large amount of novels, stories and poems. Amongst others he recieved the Constantijn Huygens prijs (1984), the AKO Literatuurprijs (1987) and the PC Hooftprijs (1994). His work is characterized by a sober language and an unflagging fascination with the workings of the human memory. His most famous novel is Hersenschimmen (1984) and describes the process of dementia from the point of view of the sufferer, Maarten Klein. (Source: de Volkskrant 29/10/2012)

Average rating: 3.65 · 8,143 ratings · 321 reviews · 99 distinct works · Similar authors
Hersenschimmen

3.85 avg rating — 5,070 ratings — published 1984 — 33 editions
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De pianoman

3.07 avg rating — 761 ratings — published 2008
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Buiten is het maandag

3.63 avg rating — 371 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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De onzichtbare jongen

3.62 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Boy

3.23 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Publiek geheim

3.45 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Op slot

3.47 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Eclips

3.37 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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Onder ijsbergen

3.25 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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De een zijn dood

3.10 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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“Ik ben de enige die al de vrouwen die ze geweest is in haar kan zien. Soms raak ik haar dan aan, raak ik ze allemaal tegelijk even zachtjes aan.”
J. Bernlef, Hersenschimmen

“Als kind had je dat vaak. Je werd 's morgens wakker en de muren van je kamer stonden verkeerd om je heen. In gedachten moest je de kamer een slag draaien zodat alles weer klopte en je op kon staan, de deur door, de dag in.”
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“Ik vraag of ze de muziek af wil zetten. Er is al zoveel lawaai op de wereld.”
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