Belcampo


Born
in Naarden, Netherlands
July 21, 1902

Died
January 02, 1990

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Belcampo was the pseudonym of Dutch writer and physician Herman Pieter Schönfeld Wichers. "Belcampo" is the Italian translation of his surname Schönfeld (= beautiful field).

He grew up in Rijssen, studied notary law in Leiden and Amsterdam, and worked briefly at a law firm.

In the thirties he went traveling through Europe and in 1938 he self-published "De Zwerftocht van Belcampo", a collection of stories about his wanderings.
In 1937 he went to study medicine. On April 13, 1949 he received his medical degree, and from 1953-1967 he was a student MD in Groningen.

In 1958 he wrote "Het Grote Gebeuren", the Big Event, a novella set in the village of Rijssen. With some irony, he described Apocalypse as he sa
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Average rating: 3.88 · 434 ratings · 40 reviews · 36 distinct works
Het grote gebeuren: en ande...

4.02 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1959 — 3 editions
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Bevroren vuurwerk

4.09 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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De zwerftocht van Belcampo

3.91 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1936 — 5 editions
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Al Zijn Fantasieën

4.28 avg rating — 25 ratings
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De surprise en andere bizar...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2015
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Het grote gebeuren

3.58 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1946 — 2 editions
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Nieuwe Verhalen

4.06 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1946 — 2 editions
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Luchtspiegelingen

4.46 avg rating — 13 ratings
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Kruis Of Munt: De Wijsgerig...

3.92 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1968
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Het woeste paard: De bizarr...

3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings
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