e-Book On the Water epub downloadAuthor: Paul Vincent,H. M. van den Brink
Pages: 134 pages
Publisher: Grove Pr; 1st American ed edition (July 10, 2001)
Category: History & Criticism
Size ePUB: 1916 kb
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e-Book On the Water epub download
by Paul Vincent,H. M. van den Brink
A magical tale of youth recalled and revisited, . Van Den Brink's story of a young man captivated by the thought of joining a Dutch rowing team is at once compelling and unforgettable.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). A magical tale of youth recalled and revisited, . Anton, the narrator, a slight, awkward boy in WW2 era Holland, enlists in training to compete with a local team. seemingly all things that Anton is not capable of being.
van den Brink & translated by Paul Vincent . Van den Brink telescopes much of what occurs outside the world of the club and the river, deftly contrasting Anton’s nostalgic reveries with brief glimpses of the havoc that had spread even to the lavish home where David (whose later fate is not disclosed) had seemed safe, if not invulnerable.
Van den Brink, well served by a sensitive translation by Paul Vincent, evokes the mood beautifully as he traces their time rowing together; the sense of what intense satisfaction sport can bring is lovingly evoked. The descriptions of clumsy, tentative first efforts to master complex movements ring true, while the passages on the allure of high-level fitness - perfecting skills, combining mentally and physically with a partner - are as effective as any I have ever read.
Paul Vincent (Translator). Hans Maarten van den Brink (1956) is a Dutch writer and journalist who has won many literary awards with his novel Over het water (translated as On the water). Mor. rivia About On the Water.
Hans Maarten van den Brink has written a lyric story of athleticism and the body, of a love of water and rowing, of. .
Hans Maarten van den Brink has written a lyric story of athleticism and the body, of a love of water and rowing, of how a young man grows to be a friend, a teammate, a champion. The author is observant of nature, the body and humanity, he knows the challenge and joy of sports and can communicate that experience as far as it can be done even to the couch potato. I look forward to reading more of him. A Powerful Physical & Mental Bond!!
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By H. M. van den Brink. Translated by Paul Vincent. 'On the Water'' is narrated in a series of flashbacks by Anton, an overly sheltered, if underloved, boy sentenced to an adolescence in a public housing project. His jailers are a mousy mother and a pusillanimous father, the sort of colorless man Anton fears he will one day become. The son recalls watching his father arrive home after work, dressed in the dark gray uniform of the tram company.
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