De Avonden

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De avonden
Avonden eerstedruk.jpg
Cover of the first edition of De avonden. Gerard Reve used the pseudonym Simon van het Reve for this edition.
Author Gerard Reve
Language Dutch
Publisher De Bezige Bij
Publication date
1947
Media type Print
ISBN 978-90-234-5573-8
OCLC 35952069
839.3
LC Class PT5881.28.E9 A95 1972

De avonden (The evenings) is a 1947 novel by Gerard Reve. Reve wrote the book under the pseudonym Simon van het Reve. It was released on 1 November 1947.

De avonden describes ten evenings out of the life of the 23 year old office clerk Frits van Egters. The book is partitioned in 10 chapters which each describe an evening (between 22 and 31 December 1946).

In 1988 a film adaptation was made. In a 2002 poll, members of the Society for Dutch Literature ranked De Avonden first among works since 1900 in the Dutch canon.[1]

In 2007 De avonden was named as one of the Top 10 Dutch language novels of all time by readers of the newspaper NRC Handelsblad.[2]

Literature[edit]

  • S.Hubregtse (1989): Gerard Reve, De avonden. In: Lexicon van literaire werken (Dutch).
  • E. Kummer & H. Verhaar (1976): Over De avonden van Gerard Kornelis van het Reve (Dutch)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stipriaan, René van (June 2002). "De Nederlandse klassieken anno 2002". Digital Library for Dutch Literature (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Steinz, Pieter (March 12, 2007). "Het beste boek voor mannen én vrouwen". NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved October 7, 2011.  (Dutch)