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F. Bordewijk
Amsterdam 10 Oct. 1884 - The Hague 28 April 1965 • Dutch prose writer

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ON F. BORDEWIJK'S BOOKSHELF

NEELTJE LOKERSE
[Bertha van Doorn]
Neeltje Lokerse, 1914

BOOKS BY F. BORDEWIJK:

Character: A Novel of Father and Son
1938
The story of a young man growing up in a Rotterdam slum, where his pluck and intelligence serve him well. Yet all his success comes from the desire to spite his violent, grasping, and ruthless father.
WHAT TO READ AFTER CHARACTER

A COMPLETE FIASCO
[Een ontgoocheling]
Willem Elsschot, 1921

Beyond Sleep
Willem Frederik Hermans, 1966

The Mosquito Coast
Paul Theroux, 1981

NOVELS OF SON AND FATHER
Fathers and Sons
Ivan Turgenev, 1862

Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse, 1922

[Kees graaft zich autobio]
Kees van Kooten, 1979

[De kleine blonde dood]
Boudewijn Büch, 1985

A Father's Affair
Karel Glastra van Loon, 1999

ROTTERDAM BEFORE THE WAR
[Kruimeltje]
Christiaan van Abkoude, 1923

['t Is zo weer nacht]
Joyce Roodnat, 2001

[De wingerdrank]
1937

ON F. BORDEWIJK'S BOOKSHELF

CLASSIC HORROR STORIES
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Edgar Allan Poe, 1833-1849
Doomed heroes in a black-romantic world

The Horla
Guy de Maupassant, 1887
This chilling tale chronicles one man's terrifying descent into paranoia and madness as seen through the increasing intensity of his spell-binding journal entries.

FREUD
The Interpretation of Dreams
Sigmund Freud, 1899
In Freudian interpretation, the analysis of dreams constitutes the key to unlocking the vital secrets of the unconscious mind.

[Fantastische vertellingen]
1919 / 1923 / 1924
The fantastic, yet oddly realistic stories by F. Bordewijk, with whose compact style Hermans felt a great affinity.
ON F. BORDEWIJK'S BOOKSHELF

GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Alfred Döblin, 1929

Class Reunion
Franz Werfel, 1928

THEO VAN DOESBURG
[De zwarte vlek: simultaneistische schets]
Theo van Doesburg, 1916

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN
We
Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1920

[Blokken]
1931

[Knorrende beesten]
1933

[Bint]
1934

[Rood paleis]
1936

[Noorderlicht]
1948

[Bloesemtak]
1955

[Huis te huur]
1999 (collection of stories written between 1937-1951)

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