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Chantal Pattyn’s selection for her storefront.

“Wij waar geen eind aan komt” is an ode to the great and rich poetry oeuvre of Stefan Hertmans. Hertmans got international attention with his novels “War and Terpentine” and “The Convert”, both based on historical facts. This anthology shows the oeuvre in all its musicality and surprises with unexpected images and turns – just like life itself. Poet and writer Peter Verhelst, one of Hertmans’ literary kindred spirits and one of my colleague-curators of the Kunstenfestival Watou, made a surprising selection of poems that contains both published and previously unpublished work and deals with themes and motifs such as memory, history, love, eroticism, death, loss and vital melancholy. Peter Verhelst published new poetry himself: 2050 (De Bezige Bij).
Kunstenfestival Watou pays tribute to Stefan Hertmans this summer in the splendid castle of De Lovie, just a few miles from the village.
Chantal Pattyn

The book of poetry originally chosen by Chantal Pattyn is unfortunately not available in our bookshop but we can suggest you his two novels.

“Je voudrais pouvoir la mettre en garde contre ce qui va lui arriver. Passe ton chemin, jeune fille, choisis un autre homme, échappe à ce sort, fuis ce qui t’attire.” Par amour pour David, la belle Vigdis renonce à ses privilèges de jeune noble chrétienne et se convertit au judaïsme. Mais en ce début de XIᵉ siècle en France, leur union fait scandale. Pour vivre librement, tous deux s’enfuient et trouvent refuge dans un village du Sud. Alors qu’ils se croient saufs, les croisés, de plus en plus nombreux sur la route de Jérusalem, sèment mort et destruction dans leur sillage… Inspirée de faits réels, cette histoire d’amour tragique est aussi un grand roman contemporain : celui d’une femme en exil guidée par l’espoir.”

  • Stephan Hertmans
  • Folio
  • Language French
  • Release2020
  • Pages416
  • Format17.8 x 10.8 cm
  • ISBN9782072873652

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