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Hella S. Haase (1918–2011)

Autor(a) de In a Dark Wood Wandering

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About the Author

Hella Haasse was born in Batavia, the capital of what was then Dutch East India, now independent Indonesia. It is thus understandable why her first novel, Oeroeg (1948), describes the relationship between a Dutch and an Indonesian youth. As the two young men grow up, they gradually become conscious mostrar mais of their ethnic and cultural differences and, in spite of their efforts, nature appears to have destined them to become estranged from each other. Haasse's greatest impact on the Dutch literary scene occurred when her historical novel Het woud der verwachting (In a Dark Wood Wandering) (1948) was published. It was translated into English in 1989. This novel became a classic in its own time. In it the author describes the ever-increasing loneliness of the fifteenth-century Romantic poet--prince Charles d'Orleans, pretender to the crown of France, who wrote most of his poems in British and French prisons. In addition to giving a moving report of the life of a person destined to end his life in utter isolation, Hella Haasse succeeds in presenting her main character in a way which allows the reader to identify with him. Charles's life is interwoven with the lives of all the other people he meets. Haasse's talent for description and narration and her skill with flashbacks allow her to manage the novel's many characters, constructing a microcosm in which each reader feels "at home' and meets people with whom he or she can identify. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Hella S. Haase

In a Dark Wood Wandering (1949) — Autor — 996 exemplares
The Black Lake (1948) — Autor — 789 exemplares
The Tea Lords (1992) 703 exemplares
The Scarlet City (1952) 402 exemplares
Transit (1994) 323 exemplares
Sleuteloog (2002) 293 exemplares
De verborgen bron (1950) 178 exemplares
Threshold of Fire (1993) 168 exemplares
De ingewijden (1957) 157 exemplares
Het tuinhuis (2006) 122 exemplares
De tuinen van Bomarzo (1968) 100 exemplares
Berichten van het Blauwe Huis (1986) 98 exemplares
De wegen der verbeelding (1983) 92 exemplares
Huurders en onderhuurders (1971) 85 exemplares
Cider voor arme mensen (1960) 76 exemplares
Charlotte Sophie Bentinck (1978) 70 exemplares
De meermin (1962) 66 exemplares
Zwanen schieten (1997) 60 exemplares
De meester van de neerdaling (1973) 59 exemplares
Sterrenjacht (2007) 52 exemplares
Het dieptelood van de herinnering (2004) 40 exemplares
Ogenblikken in Valois (1996) 36 exemplares
Zelfportret als legkaart (1961) 36 exemplares
Maanlicht (2012) 24 exemplares
Kleren maken de vrouw (2013) 23 exemplares
Lezen achter de letters (2000) 16 exemplares
Toen ik schoolging (2007) 13 exemplares
Irundina (2016) 12 exemplares
Lidah Boeaja (2006) 12 exemplares
Portret van prinses Beatrix (2013) 9 exemplares
Leestekens (1965) 7 exemplares
De Indische romans (2010) 7 exemplares
Anna Blaman (1979) 5 exemplares
Uitzicht (2008) 5 exemplares
Inkijk (2011) 5 exemplares
Tweemaal Vestdijk : essays (1970) 4 exemplares
Naar haar eigen beeld (1988) 3 exemplares
Een doolhof van relaties (2002) 3 exemplares
je leest het zó — Editor — 2 exemplares
Twee verhalen 2 exemplares
Persoonsbewijs 2 exemplares
Genius loci (2011) 2 exemplares
Oeroeg & Transit 1 exemplar
n gesprek met... — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Het student 1 exemplar
Veelzijdig 1 exemplar
Tawera (1990) 1 exemplar
Kwaliteit (1987) 1 exemplar
Stroomversnelling 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Dubbelspel (1973) — Posfácio, algumas edições398 exemplares
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 250 verhalen (2005) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Voor wie dit leest : proza en poëzie van 1950 tot heden (1959) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Het Italië-gevoel (1989) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
De doolhof (1951) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Proeve van vaderland : een verslag — Introdução — 8 exemplares
Het woord is aan de schrijver : interviews (2005) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
De brandende kwestie : SLAA-lezingen ... (1985) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Liefde en bedrog: zeven hartstochtelijke verhalen — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
BZZLLETIN nr. 71: Maarten 't Hart — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Three Faces of Indonesia (1974) — Introdução — 4 exemplares
De psychoanalyse in de geschiedschrijving — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Forensen tussen literatuur en wetenschap (1990) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Wisselend decor (1998) — honoree — 3 exemplares
Multatuli — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
25 jaar Haagse Comedie : jubileum-uitgave 1947-1972 (1972) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Haasse, Hella S.
Nome legal
Lelyveld-Haasse, Hélène Serafia van
Outros nomes
Sevensterre, C.J. van der
Data de nascimento
1918-02-02
Data de falecimento
2011-09-29
Localização do túmulo
Gecremeerd (as bijgezet op de Nieuwe Ooster ∙ Amsterdam)
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Nederland
Local de nascimento
Batavia, Nederlands-Indië
Local de falecimento
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Locais de residência
Batavia, Nederlands-Indië
St. Witz, Frankrijk
Amsterdam, Nederland
Educação
Gymnasium, Batavia, Nederlands Indië
Universiteit van Amsterdam (Scandinavische taal- en letterkunde - afgebroken)
Toneelschool, Nederland
Ocupações
Schrijfster
Poeet
Relações
Eemlandt, W.H. van (vader)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Constantijn Huygensprijs (1981)
P.C. Hooft-prijs (1983)
Eremedaille in Goud voor Kunst en Wetenschap in de Huisorde van Oranje (1992)
Annie Romeinprijs (1995)
Officier et Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1995)
Officier de l’ Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur (2000) (mostrar todos 7)
Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren (2004)
Agente
Marianne Fritsch (Liepman Agency)

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Hélène Serafia "Hella" Haasse was born in Indonesia, the daughter of a government administrator and a pianist. In 1938, she enrolled in the University of Amsterdam to study Scandinavian language and literature. In 1940, she took the entrance exam at the Theatre School in Amsterdam, from which she graduated in 1943. The following year, she married Jan van Lelyveld. Her first book of poetry, Water, was published in 1945. She wrote 20 novels, a collection of short stories, five autobiographical works and several collections of essays, as well as numerous plays and song lyrics. She won her numerous awards, including the Prijs de Nederlandse Letteren in 2004 for her entire body of work.

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Críticas

Volgens mij staat het boek al een kwart eeuw bij mij in de kast, maar op de een of andere manier is het ook op mijn E-reader beland. En daar kwam ik het in de zomer tegen, toen ik op zoek was naar een dun boekje voor tussendoor. En toen las ik dus wel wat ik al die jaren genegeerd had.

Iks komt aan op het station en weet niet waar ze naar toe kan. En, toeval wil, ze belandt in een huis van een oude man, wiens hulp niet meer de hulp wil zijn. Dus voor kost en inwoning wil ze wel wat klusjes doen. In de tussentijd gaat ze op zoek naar vrienden die ze is kwijt geraakt, maar die zelf de weg ook zijn kwijt geraakt.

Mooie gesprekken, prachtige gedachtekronkels, het tweetal verschilt veel, maar lijkt stiekem ook wel weer wel op elkaar. Maar de situatie is natuurlijk niet houdbaar. Want er zijn altijd anderen die het nieuwe status quo willen doorbreken.

In mijn beleving had het boek nog wel veel langer door mogen gaan, er had volgens mij wel een roman in gezeten, ipv deze novelle. Ik had wel willen lezen hoe het verder gaat met Iks, met Cluysmans. Maar goed, nu was ik er vrij snel doorheen, weer een nieuwe keuze te maken. Next.

Citaat: “Maar angst en hoop zijn even zinloos wanneer mutatie afhankelijk is van een onvoorspelbare volstrekt toevallige, misschien maar minieme, wijziging in onze genen, die zich ten enenmale onttrekt aan ons begrip, onze wil, onze beste voornemens. We zijn machteloos. Dat is een verschrikkelijke gedachte” (p.46)
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privaterevolution | 6 outras críticas | Mar 1, 2024 |
Ik stuur deze brief maar op goed geluk weg. Brieven 1939-1950 contains the early correspondance of the Dutch author Hella S. Haasse. The letters were written when Haasse was between the ages of 21 and 32. Most of the letters have been preserved as carbon copies. The correspondance consists of all sorts of written missives, including letters, postcards and cartes postales and telegrams.

When Hella S. Haasse arrived from the Dutch Indies (now Indonesia) in 1938 to go to university in the Netherlands, the threat of war was already apparent, although the Netherlands hoped to remain neutral, as they had in 1914. When war broke out in 1940, her parents urged her to return to the Dutch colony, hoping the war would only play out in Europe. At that stage Japan had not yet entered the war. But Haasse remained in Holland, and was subsequently cut off from her family for more than a decade.

The letters present a first-hand account of her experience of the hunger winter in 1944, the final year of the war. After her study of Scandinavian languages, she started working as a writer, but the letters show that her career actually started out as a performer in cabaret, and that out of her wish "to assert control over the characters on the stage" her career to "manipulate" characters on paper was born.

During the war her parents were intered in Japanese concentration camps. In the later years Haasse sends them food parcels. During the later 40s repatriation of her family partly went via Australia, where they had family. The letters also describe Haasse's early marriage and the loss of her first daughter.

The book consists of the text of the letters, preceded by annotation and explanation by the editor. For this, the editor acknowledges heavy indebtedness to Leven in de verbeelding. Hella S. Haasse 1918-2011, the standard biography about Hella S. Haasse written by Aleid Truijens.
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edwinbcn | Feb 25, 2024 |
Kleren maken de vrouw presents an easy story of a young woman who has abandoned her studies in art in Amsterdam, and starts studying fashion design in The Hague. It tells the story how she applied to be accepted at the fashion academy. There is one chapter that is entirely made up of letters.The rest of the story shows how she gets along with her best friend, who studies fashion drawing at the same school.

The novel presents a very easy story, that could easily be dismissed as pulp fiction. Kleren maken de vrouw is the first published novel of Hella S. Haasse. Particularly the topic and the style of Kleren maken de vrouw seem to make it very much a "woman's" (if there is ever such a thing). However, Haasse was commisioned to write the novel for the book series Carrière in 1946, shortly after the war. Ideas about women going to school and studying to learn a profession aimed at working and developing a career for themselves were likely still novel, and showed a great sense of practical emancipation. The simplicity of language in the book and the chatty style would likely be adopted to please an intended readership of young women who came out of the 5-year war period and were considering perspectives on life and work. Both in the topic and in the way the novel was written, the novel should be regarded as modern for the time it was written, namely in the mid- to late 1940s.

Advertisements in newspapers in 1947 promoted the series as a series of novels each based on a profession, written for young readers. The aim of the series and the novels was to offer readers an overview and introduction to that profession and the world of people working in that branch. An advertisement in De Tijd: Dagblad voor Nederland of 22 November 1947, advertised 7 volumes in the series, for careers in branches such as Hospitality, Sports, Journalism, and Beauty. The authors of the other novels have long been forgotten. Only Hella Haasse developed into a novelist of great stature.

Other novels in the series included:

Gastheer in het groot by Gerhard Werkman (Hospitality)
Koopvrouw in illusies by Gerda Siemer (Beauty)
Van onze speciale verslaggever by T. Ramaker (Journalism)
Spanning op spoor 11 by J. I. Dorgelo (Railway)
Tussen ringen en rekken by K.Rot and J. Kammeyer (Sport)

Kleren maken de vrouw by Hella Haasse was commisioned for the series to introduce young readers to the world of fashion.

Unlike the other writers, Hella S. Haasse went on to become one of the greatest Dutch writers of the 20th century. In fact, her most famous prize-winning novella Oeroeg was written and published the following year, in 1948, followed by het great historical novel on the life of Charles, Duke of Orléans, as Het woud der verwachting in 1949. (In a Dark Wood Wandering).
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edwinbcn | 1 outra crítica | Feb 4, 2024 |
Two lectures or essays about the Dutch author Anna Blaman(1905 - 1960) by two other Dutch authors, Hella S. Haasse and Alfred Kossmann. This publication of 48 pages appeared after these two lectures were given on 22 November 1960, the year Blaman died. She had died in July of that year.

During her lifetime, Anna Blaman twice received high literary rewards. She was the first author to receive the P.C. Hooft Prijs for her entire oeuvre in 1956. Nonetheless, (queer) erotic passages in her work drew criticism, and the reception of her works suffered a setback from merciless criticism by fellow writers.

These two essays, by writers who were young, then, gives a fair assessment of the significance of Blaman's work. Haasse sees Blaman's three major novels essentially as three parts of a total conception.
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edwinbcn | Jan 7, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
82
Also by
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Membros
5,845
Popularidade
#4,223
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
150
ISBN
390
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
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