Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider (b. 1934) is an actor, director, playwright and artist. He has played a total of 165 roles and has been called the éŽminence grise of Dutch theatre. He was born in the Dutch East Indies and came to the Netherlands in 1946 with his parents and brothers. The works of his older brother Carel, who wrote under the pseudonym F. Springer, have become classics.

A Tropical Memory

A Tropical Memory

(Cossee, 2013, 160 pages)

‘Memory is identity’. That quote from Julian Barnes forms the opening to A Tropical Memory, one of the two novellas that make up Eric Schneider’s extraordinary debut. In both stories the seventy-nine-year-old author shows how important memories are to human life.

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