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Marcellus Emants (1848–1923)

Autor(a) de A Posthumous Confession

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About the Author

Emants's A Posthumous Confession, his best-known novel, is the first-person account of a social misfit who murders his wife. In spite of Emants's awkward style, it created a sensation when it appeared in 1894. To the author's dismay, the public tended to identify him with the protagonist. Emants's mostrar mais work frequently serves to demonstrate the Dutch involvement in naturalism. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Marcellus Emants

A Posthumous Confession (1894) 272 exemplares
Inwijding (1901) 49 exemplares
Liefdeleven (1916) 33 exemplares
Op reis door Zweden (1877) 25 exemplares
Vijftig (1899) 21 exemplares
Waan (1986) 20 exemplares
Juffrouw Lina : een portret (1982) — Autor — 20 exemplares
Drie novellen (1897) 18 exemplares
Langs de Nijl (1881) 17 exemplares
Op zee (1899) 13 exemplares
Mensen (1981) 11 exemplares
Monaco : drie typen (1984) 10 exemplares
Onze onzalige erfenis (1982) 9 exemplares

Associated Works

De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 250 verhalen (2005) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Dichters van dezen tijd : gedichten — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Een Nieuwe bundel verzen (1947) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
In kort geding. Verhalen over juristen en cliënten. (1997) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Emants, Marcellus
Data de nascimento
1848-08-12
Data de falecimento
1923-10-14
Localização do túmulo
Gemeentelijke Begraafplaats, Kerkhoflaan, Den Haag
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Nederland
Local de nascimento
Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Local de falecimento
Baden, Zwitserland
Ocupações
dichter
auteur

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A Dutch Underground Man, but nowhere near as scathing and psychologically probing as Dostoevsky's finer work. Still, Dutch existentialism has its own nuances, its own rhythms—and Coetzee is a masterful translator here. Many kudos to NYRB for reprinting this, but, in reality it is best read with the real Underground Man in mind—preferably after a long break away from Dostoevsky's text, or as a prefatory primer for virgin readers to the true Underground Man.

Despite all of his singular and cultural differences, which do make for interesting reading, Emants's narrator, Termeer, is a mere lackey to Dostoevsky's Underground Man, not to mention the Russian writer's more masterful—and even more terse—explorations of alienation, misanthropy, and utter annihilation combined with a psychological insight that makes Emants's work, while groundbreaking in its way, read like charcoal sketches held up beside a dizzyingly taut masterpiece.… (mais)
 
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proustitute | 8 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2023 |
A psychological tour de force that is reminiscent of Dostoevsky, I found this as riveting as Hunger or Notes from Underground. Consider what you would do if you looked inside yourself and found you had no feelings at all. This is the state that the narrator contemplates and finds terrifying.
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jwhenderson | 8 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2023 |
This novel is a classic of Dutch literature. It is a psychological novel which deals with the guilt complex of the main character after committing a murder.
½
 
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edwinbcn | 8 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2020 |
Zat wel goed in elkaar na de uitleg, maar echt blij werd ik werd ik er niet van.
½
 
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EMS_24 | Sep 9, 2019 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
39
Also by
6
Membros
611
Popularidade
#41,144
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Críticas
16
ISBN
62
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
2

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