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Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

Author of Grand Hotel Europa

47+ Works 1,747 Members 68 Reviews 4 Favorited

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Works by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

Grand Hotel Europa (2018) 406 copies
La Superba (2013) 308 copies
Monterosso mon amour (2022) 204 copies
Alkibiades (2023) 110 copies
Peachez, een romance (2017) 74 copies
Brieven uit Genua (2016) 71 copies
Rupert: A Confession (2002) 62 copies
Het grote baggerboek (2004) 56 copies
Het ware leven, een roman (2006) 38 copies
Idyllen nieuwe poëzie (2015) 23 copies
De Griekse mythen (2010) 18 copies
Het glimpen van de welkwiek (2001) 14 copies
In de naam van de hond (2005) 9 copies
Dolores (2002) 7 copies
Flitsfictie (2017) 5 copies
Stemmen van Den Haag (2013) — Editor — 5 copies
Minister Kwist (2013) 5 copies
Oude & nieuwe Leidsche (2009) — Editor — 4 copies
Harde feiten (2010) 3 copies
Gelukszoekers (2015) 2 copies
First Person Futures in Pindar (1999) — Author — 1 copy
Dodendans 1 copy
Karakters 1 copy
Malpensa (2008) 1 copy

Associated Works

Dozijntje Nijntje (2015) — Narrator — 1 copy

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2022 (9) 21st century (18) anthology (12) Arbeiderspers (17) art (12) Belletristik (10) boekenweek (10) boekenweekgeschenk (28) cycling (7) Dutch (70) Dutch fiction (9) Dutch literature (109) ebook (10) Europe (29) fiction (61) Genua (35) history (14) Italy (62) letters (13) literature (58) love (23) massatoerisme (8) migration (8) Netherlands (29) non-fiction (17) novel (34) novella (15) Pfeijffer (11) philosophy (8) poems (8) poetry (77) Privé-domein (17) prose (9) read (10) Roman (56) signed (8) to-read (29) tourism (15) travel (8) Venice (12)

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With Monterosso mon amour Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer disdainfully seems to mock his readers. The short novella consists of a framework, suggesting the story within the story is 'real', not written by the writer. In the framing story, before and after, a middle-aged woman meets the writer, but the writer seems quite unaware of her. To him she is just one of the many people, despite the fact that she works on his behalf. To her the writer is a celebrity. The framed story is like a dream, but is is a dream that does not come to fullfilment. in both the framed and the framing story, the woman is disillusioned, her life is but a dream within a dream.… (more)
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edwinbcn | 12 other reviews | Feb 21, 2024 |
Strange and utterly wonderful!
At first, I could not figure out what it is - a memoir, a documentary, a novel, a danbrownish thriller, a very-very long essay? I guess all of them, really. But then all the pieces fell into the right place and I'm still a bit flabbergasted. HIGHLY recommended!
(Spoiler alter: if you like to travel, this book can fuck you up quite thoroughly.)
 
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sashery | 14 other reviews | Jan 29, 2024 |
Hahaha, heerlijk boekje, kort maar krachtig, en grappig op zoveel verschillende manieren. Het is niet onopgemerkt gebleven.
 
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Yggie | 12 other reviews | Oct 12, 2023 |
niet door heen te komen langdradige geschiedenis roman die mij totaal niet kan boeien. 2 x in begonnen maar na 350 blz (van de 943!) heb ik het opgegeven….
 
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PeterDeutz | 5 other reviews | Sep 26, 2023 |

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Rating
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ISBNs
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