‘Let Us no Longer Express Ourselves in a Local Patois'. Gerard Reve and England
(Nop Maas) The Low Countries - 2011, № 19, pp. 164-169
Gerard Reve felt frustrated after his successful debut The Evenings. The book sold well but did not produce sufficient income for a decent living. He therefore turned to writing in English. Eventually he realised that his English was not ‘rich' enough. His love for the ‘warm-hearted' English remained.
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