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De zwaardvis

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Tijdens het verloop van een idyllische zomerdag op het land kruisen de lotsbestemmingen van vier mensen elkaar. Een jonge, gescheiden vrouw, haar grillige zoontje, een aan lager wal geraakte veearts en een dorpsonderwijzer. Een redeloze misdaad wordt begaan. Droombeeld en hartstocht, verlangen en teloorgang worden met elkaar verweven tot een intrigerend en bovenal spannend ...more
Paperback, Boekenweekgeschenk 1989, 95 pages
Published 1989 by Stichting CPNB
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Chichikov
Feb 12, 2017 Chichikov rated it liked it
This novella by an acclaimed Flemish novelist was the 'Book Week Gift' in 1989, given away for free by Dutch booksellers. There are a lot of interesting things going on: Sybille, a woman whose husband has left her for reasons at first unclear but later revealed in a surprising way; her son, Maarten, who has been raised as a 'free thinker' but has become obsessed with Jesus to the point of hauling a large cross around the yard and refusing to eat Jewish food because he blames the Jews for Jesus's ...more
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Oct 16, 2016 Hans rated it it was ok
With ten or so pages to go, I thought it was a pretty bad book, but also just crazy enough to like its characters. It is probably one of those short books that give our free national Bookweek gifted books a bad reputation; it has some humour though, which make it worth it to read the full ninety-five pages till the end, as long as you don't care too much about actual plot. Two stars for the humour and for the style of sentences, who reveal a better writer able of writing better books than this o ...more
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Jan 24, 2013 Jesse rated it it was ok
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Ik heb niks met 'godsdienstproza', of dat nu in protestantse vorm gebracht wordt door Jan Siebelink of in een katholieke mal gegoten is door Tom Lanoye of in dit geval Hugo Claus. De zwaardvis zit vol met verwijzingen naar religie en godsdienstwaanzin, alsook de Romeinse klassieken. Dat alles maakt deze novelle nogal vol - te vol, overlopend van symboliek en mythische patronen. Ook de personages konden mij niet boeien.
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Aug 20, 2015 Gerard rated it really liked it
Although you sense from the moment you start reading that someone is gonna die, the story has been almost told before you find out who it is. An exciting, well-told story with a surprising twist at the end. I enjoyed reading it very much.
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Hugo Maurice Julien Claus was een Vlaams schrijver. Hij was een veelzijdig kunstenaar: romancier, dichter, toneelschrijver, schilder en filmregisseur.
Toen hij opteerde voor euthanasie (legaal in België) veroorzaakte dit veel deining.

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