Book recs: Dutch edition
As promised, here are the compiled Dutch recommendations you’ve been very sweetly sending my way this week. I have read almost none of these so I can’t be chatty about them, but they should help narrow down options!
(This was also a study in “where is the translator’s name in this damn review??!”, which makes me lose my mind.)
Anne Frank’s Diary
Charlemagne and Elbegast, which is a medieval epic poem
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi, by Arthur Jopin, trans. by Ina Rilke
The Letter for the King, by Tonke Dragt, trans. by Laura Watkinson
The Goldsmith and the Master Thief, by Tonke Dragt, trans. by Laura Watkinson (both recommended by @letsreadwomen)
The Twins, by Tessa de Loo, trans. by Ruth Levitt
Max Havelaar, or The Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company, by Multatuli, trans. by Ina Rilke
The Discomfort of Evening, by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, trans. by Michele Hutchison (trigger warnings everywhere for this one, so check it out at your own risk)
The Evenings, by Gerard Reve, trans. by Sam Garrett
Tirza, by Arnon Grunberg, trans. by Sam Garrett
The Dinner, by Herman Koch, trans. by Sam Garrett
Sunken Red, by Jeroen Brouwers, trans. by Adrienne Dixon
The Angel Maker, by Stefan Brijs, trans. by Hester Velmans
Out of Mind, by J. Bernlef, trans. by Adrienne Dixon
The House of the Mosque, by Kader Abdolah, trans. by Susan Masotty
The Misfortunates, by Dmitri Verhulst (in Flemish), trans. by David Colmar
The Discovery of Heaven, by Harry Mulisch, trans. by Paul Vincent
The Assault, by Harry Mulisch, trans. by Claire Nicholas White
A Dangerous Affair, by Hella Haasse, trans. into French by Anne-Marie de Both-Diez, but I can’t find the English
Speechless and Cardboard Boxes by Tom Lanoye, trans. by Paul Vincent and Jonathan Reeder respectively, and his works in general, though I can’t find a lot of translations (these last three are recommended by @talaricula)
How to Become King, by Jan Terlow, trans. by n.n.?
Criminal Case 40/61, Harry Mulisch, trans. by Robert A. Naborn
While the Gods Were Sleeping, by Erwin Mortier, trans. byPaul Vincent
Crusade in Jeans (and other works), by Thea Beckman, trans. by n. n.?
Grand Hotel Europa, by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, trans. by Michele Hutchinson
Eline Vere, by Louis Couperus, trans. by J.T. Grein and Ina Rilke
Beyond Sleep, by Willem Frederik Hermans, trans. by Ina Rilke
Shame is Over, by Anja Meulenbelt, trans. by Anne Oosthuizen
In my Father’s Garden, by Jan Siebelink, trans. by Liz Waters
On the Water, by H. M. van den Brink, trans. by Paul Vincent
The Golden Egg, by Tim Krabbé, trans. by Sam Garrett
and a few poets: Judith Herzberg, Herman Finkers, Ida Gerhardt, Rutger Kopland, M. Vasalis.
Thank you to everyone who participated to this list! You’re amazing!