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Robert Van Gulik: His Life His Work

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Born in Holland in 1910 but raised in Java, Robert Hans van Gulik explored esoteric Buddhism and translated ancient texts, including an authentic Chinese 16th century detective novel, around which he created a fictional series. Based on extensive research, renowned author Janwillem van de Wetering, whose life and career parallels that of his subject, examines van Gulik's l ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Soho Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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Barbara
Oct 11, 2015 Barbara rated it it was ok
Interesting to learn more about Van Gulik but did not enjoy the author's writing style.
Scott
Jan 04, 2009 Scott rated it it was ok
I enjoy the Judge Dee novels of Van Gulik and the Dutch mystery novels of van de Wetering, but this look at the life of Van Gulik was only so-so. Van Gulik was a fascinating person, but van de Wetering did not make him come alive to me
Kaye
Dec 19, 2013 Kaye rated it liked it
Interesting if you're a Judge Dee fan.
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