Amazoncom the evenings a winters tale 9781782271789 gerard reve sam garrett books this deft translation by sam garrett offers english readers the exploits of the cynical and awkward 23 year old frits van egters as he wends his way through the last 10 days of 1946 in amsterdam in a strangely compelling way the gloom and . Childhood two novellas gerard reve sam garrett on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from the author of the hit the evenings two classic novellas that are considered among gerard reves best work young elmer longs to make friends and tries to control the world around him by forming secret clubs. Why it took so long to translate a dutch classic when it was published in 1947 gerard reves the evenings was considered shocking for its portrayal of youth in a postwar netherlands. With the first english translation of 1947 dutch masterpiece the evenings by the out of time out of step gay catholic convert gerard reve pushin press makes perhaps its most crucial contribution yet to bringing quietened radical non english voices into the open reves debut doesnt have the mainstream baiting sensationalism of his . If the evenings had appeared in english in the 1950s it would have become every bit as much a classic ason the road and the catcher in the rye herman koch author of the dinner unlike john williams gerard reves work was critically acclaimed and sold exceptionally well during his lifetime
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