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Simon Vestdijk (17 October 1898 – 23 March 1971) was a Dutch writer.

Born in the small city of Harlingen, Vestdijk studied medicine in Amsterdam, but turned to literature after a few years as a doctor. He became one of the most important 20th-century writers in the Netherlands.

He wrote an essay on the 'romans durs' of Simenon, "Simenon en de realiteit" (1967).

Bibliography (selection)

  • Kind tussen vier vrouwen (Child between four women, written 1933, first published 1972)
  • Terug tot Ina Damman (Return to Ina Damman, 1934)
  • Else Böhler (1935)
  • Meneer Visser's hellevaart (Mr. Visser's perdition, 1936)
  • De nadagen van Pilatus (The last days of Pilate, 1938)
  • Aktaion onder de sterren (Aktaion under the stars, 1941)
  • Ierse nachten (Irish nights, 1946)
  • De Toekomst der Religie (The future of Religion, 1947)
  • Pastorale 1943 (1948)
  • De redding van Fré Bolderhey (Fré Bolderhey's salvation, 1948)
  • De kellner en de levenden (The waiter and the living, 1949)
  • De koperen tuin (The brass garden, also, The garden where the brass band played, 1950)
  • Ivoren wachters (Ivory guardians, 1951)
  • Het glinsterend pantser (The shining armour, 1956)
  • De ziener (The seer, 1959)
  • Een moderne Antonius (A modern Anthony, 1960)
  • Het wezen van de angst (The essence of Angst, 1968)




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