Philip Huff is a Dutch novelist and screenwriter, most recently of the film Open Seas.
 (December 2019)

IN THE REVIEW

Amsterdam Blues

Gerard Reve, the Netherlands, 1969

The Evenings: A Winter’s Tale

by Gerard Reve, translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Childhood: Two Novellas

by Gerard Reve, translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
In 1947 the Dutch writer Gerard Reve published The Evenings, which would become the most famous postwar novel in the Netherlands. This plotless story is, depending on your viewpoint, either a deeply cynical or a very funny description of the last ten days of 1946, as seen through the eyes …