Translation

J. Bernlef

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In the novel Hersenschimmen, Bernlef has depicted reality through the eyes of a man who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Maarten Klein, a Dutchman who has emigrated to the US, suddenly realizes he is losing grip on his once so familiar life, whether he likes it or not.

Details

Translation of: Hersenschimmen
Year of publishing: 2008
Publisher: Humanitas; Bucuresti
Binding: paperback

Translator

Gheorghe Nicolaescu

Genre

Fiction

Language

Romanian

Grants

Literair Productiefonds

Availability

Present in library Dutch Foundation for Literature

J. Bernlef

Bernlef (1937-2012), who debuted in 1960, has produced an extensive body of work including poems, short stories, novels and essays. He translated the Scandinavian poets Lars Gustafson and Tomas Tranströmer into Dutch and was editor of the literary periodicals Barbarber and Raster. The best known…

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