Deeper and Deeper into the Forest

On the Work of Oek de Jong Before the publication of Pier en oceaan (Pier and Ocean, 2012), I asked myself once or twice whether it would be more accurate to refer to the work of Oek de Jong’s ‘pens’ rather than the work of his ‘pen’. After all, each new book bearing his name…

Writing is Gilding

The Monumental Oeuvre of A.F.Th. van der Heijden When A.F.Th. van der Heijden (Geldrop, 1951) debuted under the pseudonym Patrizio Canaponi with a short story in the literary magazine De Revisor early in 1978, it was immediately clear that this heralded an extraordinary talent. At the time, however, no one could have suspected what a…