Tienduizend Dingen

ISBN-10: 159017013X

ISBN-13: 9781590170137

Edition: 2002

Authors: Maria Dermout, Hans Koning, Hans Koning

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The Ten Thousand Things is a novel of shimmering strangeness—the story of Felicia, who returns with her baby son from Holland to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to the house and garden that were her birthplace, over which her powerful grandmother still presides. There Felicia finds herself wedded to an uncanny and dangerous world, full of mystery and violence, where objects tell tales, the dead come and go, and the past is as potent as the present. First published in Holland in 1955, Maria Dermoût's novel was immediately recognized as a magical work, like nothing else Dutch—or European—literature had seen before. The Ten Thousand Things is an entranced vision of a far-off place that is as convincingly real and intimate as it is exotic, a book that is at once a lament and an ecstatic ode to nature and life.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 7/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Maria Dermoût (Author) : Maria Dermoût (1888-1962) nació en una plantación de azúcar en la isla de Java, donde pasó parte de su infancia. Posteriormente se trasladó a Holanda para cursar allí sus estudios y en 1907, una vez finalizados éstos, se casó y regresó a las Indias Orientales Holandesas, la actual Indonesia. Como más tarde escribiría, ella y su marido vivieron en «cada pueblo y cada jungla de las islas de Célebes y Java, y de las Molucas» hasta 1933, año en el que abandonarían las islas para instalarse definitivamente en Holanda —en la ciudad de La Haya— donde viviría hasta su muerte. Dermoût publicó algunos cuentos en su juventud, pero no fue hasta los últimos once años de su vida cuando comenzó a publicar libros y se convirtió verdaderamente en escritora. En 1951, a la edad de 63 años, Maria Dermoût publicó su primera novela: Nog pas gisteren; y cuatro años más tarde aparecería Las diez mil cosas. Sus historias —parcialmente autobiográficas— evocan los paisajes y los olores de su infancia con la misma habilidad con la que bucean en los aspectos más trágicos de la existencia. Cinco libros, algunos relatos dispersos y dos obras aparecidas póstumamente, componen la pequeña pero exquisita obra de Maria Dermoût. Hans Koning (Foreword by) : Rafael Vázquez Zamora (Afterword) :

The Island
At the Inner Bay
The Small Garden
At the Outer Bay
The Commissioner
Constance and the Sailor
The Professor
The Island
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