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Gerbrand Bakker

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Bakker, Gerbrand
Data de nascimento
1962-04-28
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Nederland
Local de nascimento
Wieringerwaard, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Locais de residência
Wieringerwaard, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Educação
Leeuwarden, Friesland, Nederland (Cultureel Werk)
Universiteit van Amsterdam (Nederlandse taal- en letterkunde ∙ specialisatie historische taalkunde)
Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Nederland (Hovenier)
Ocupações
Schrijver
Hovenier
Ondertitelvertaler
Columnist bij De Groene Amsterdammer
Organizações
De Groene Amsterdammer

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Gerbrand Bakker (Wieringerwaard 1962) studeerde historische taalkunde en is gediplomeerd hovenier. Hij publiceerde eerder de romans Boven is het stil en Perenbomen bloeien wit, die hij ook heeft voorgelezen als luisterboek. Boven is het stil is vele malen bekroond en vertaald in tien talen. Er is een toneelbewerking van gemaakt en er is een verfilming op komst. Zijn meest recente publicatie is het dierendagboek Ezel, schaap en tureluur.

Membros

Discussions

The Detour Group Read / Finished Novel Spoiler Thread em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Abril 2012)
Spoiler Thread - The Detour / Group Read em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Abril 2012)
Group Read by Gerbrand Bakker - Starting on April 15 em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Abril 2012)

Críticas

 
Assinalado
Visitas | Feb 26, 2024 |
Knecht, alleen is the second volume of autobiography by Gerbrand Bakker published in the prestigious Prive Domein series, a book series which was previously exclusively for ego documents by (dead) authors. While previously the editions could exist of inedited materials, they were usually selected reprints of published ego documents such as diaries or correspondence. However, for the past 25 years, the series includes ego documents of living authors, including diaries which were specifically written for inclusion in the series. In fact, the author writes about that on page 254, where he reports a discussion with Arjen Visser, who objects that present-day volumes in the Prive Domein series claiming authors write them for publication, and that they are therefore not as good as before. Elsewhere, they point out that this was first the case with A.F.Th. van der Heijden's volume Engelenplaque, and in my opinion, similarly Japin's diaries, which were both very substandard publications, particularly within the Prive Domein series.

On page 155 Bakker writes that he hasn't written a novel in 10 years'time. One of the main themes of Knecht, alleen is that the author has been depressed and is on permanent medication to suppress his depression. It is quite remarkable, even in his own observation, that he manages to keep doing some work, which on page 155 he describes as dabbling. This seems to accurately qualify this book.

Knecht, alleen is not a cheerful book. Bakker writes it could be better understood after reading the first volume. In spite of his depression, Knecht, alleen offers a comprehensive look into the author's working life and the Dutch literary scene. At the same time, large parts of the book are rather uninteresting fillers, such as the descriptions of Bakker's second home in the German Eiffel region.
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edwinbcn | 1 outra crítica | Jan 3, 2024 |
De omweg is a traditional novel, in the sense that it has a plot, a clear narrative structure and a story that matters. The story is interesting and both in the development of the story and the relation between the characters there are interesting developments and surprises.

Gerbrand Bakker is a Dutch author with a deeply lived interest in literature, nature and gardening, aspects which all embellish this beautiful novel.
 
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edwinbcn | 28 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |
In de serie Terloops uitgegeven door Van Oorschot is het dit maal Gerbrand Bakker die zijn verslag doet over een wandeling. Het gaat in dit verhaal niet eens zozeer over de wandeling zelf maar over de bewegwijzering van een route, de Eifelverein 1, vlak bij zijn huis.

Ik heb me kostelijk vermaakt met zijn beschrijving van het aanvragen van de bordjes 1 om opnieuw op te hangen, de vrienden die helpen de route te lopen, de honden die meegaan en onderweg tegen gekomen worden, de buurtbewoners en de oude bekende die een nieuwe liefde wordt. En dit allemaal in zo'n 74 bladzijden waarbij er ook nog bladzijden met foto's van de route te zien zijn.

De heldere, bekende schrijfstijl van Gerbrand Bakker nam me gelijk mee op route. Zelf houd ik er ook erg van om een wandeling te lopen op aanwijzingen van bordjes zodat ik niet steeds in een boekje hoef te kijken en zo kan er meer genoten worden van de omgeving. Dat is wellicht waarom de ijver waarmee Gerbrand Bakker probeert de route opnieuw makkelijk loopbaar voor een ieder te maken, mij enorm aanspreekt.
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Niekchen | 1 outra crítica | Dec 26, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
28
Membros
1,792
Popularidade
#14,357
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
126
ISBN
146
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
10

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