Futile Scribbles in the Margins of History. The Literary Work of F. Springer
(Ad Zuiderent) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2014, № 22, PP. 200-209
This Dutch diplomat (1932-2011) wrote eleven novels and three collections of stories and has always been considered a born story-teller. When asked what was the most important event of 1985, he answered: the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Kurt Tucholsky and the discovery of a lost poem by Shakespeare. Tucholsky because he had known how to ridicule pomposity and Shakespeare because he handled what still makes us tick today: power, love, jealousy and desire. With an extract.
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