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Vincent, Paul (Paul F.)

Works: 43 works in 213 publications in 3 languages and 8,883 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Diary fiction  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Fiction)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Satire 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Adapter, Other
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Most widely held works by Paul Vincent
Women's writing from the Low Countries 1200-1875 : a bilingual anthology by Lia Van Gemert( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a welcome English translation of a marvelous anthology of women's religious and secular writing, stretching from the visions of the late medieval mystics through the prison testaments of sixteenth-century Anabaptist martyrs to the pamphleteers and novelists of the growing urban bourgeoisie. The translations and introductions demonstrate the ways that women in the Low Countries shaped the intellectual and cultural developments of their eras
The roar of morning = De morgen loeit weer aan by Tip Marugg( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel has been widely praised as an intensely personal, often dreamlike literary masterpiece that balances Caribbean mysticism with the magical realism of Latin American fiction while reflecting the Calvinist sensibilities of the region's Dutch colonial past. The story begins on a tropical Antilles night. A man drinks and awaits the coming dawn with his dogs, thinking he might well commit suicide in the roar of morning. While contemplating his possible end, the events of his life on Curacao and on mainland Venezuela come rushing back to him. Some memories are recent, others distant; all are tormented by the politics of a colonialist gone native. He recalls sickness and sexual awakening as well as personal encounters with the extraordinary and unexplained. As the day breaks, he has an apocalyptic vision of a great fire engulfing the entire South American continent. The countdown to Armageddon has begun
With the hand : a cultural history of masturbation by Mels Van Driel( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most women do it at home; men, it seems, do it everywhere. Some consider it a health treatment, others as love for themselves. Yet despite everyone doing it, no one actually talks about it: masturbation is still taboo, and even today the subject is not discussed at dinner parties or soirées. To help the world overcome its diffidence towards solo sex Mels van Driel has written With the Hand. Consulting theologians, historians, classicists, doctors, sexologists, connoisseurs, artists, philosophers, writers, poets, musicians, feminists and chauvinists, Van Driel answers questions about what masturbation actually is, and describes the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Covering a great number of topics, from the physical, to the mythical, to the mythological, to the artistic, this book explores masturbation in all its astonishing variety. From statistics of age, location and frequency, to the effects of circumcision, to multiple orgasms, he also explores masturbation in art, literature, poetry, song, religion and philosophy. Frequently astounding, often humorous and always informative, With the Hand refutes the many myths and confusion surrounding this universal, yet unmentionable pursuit. Making an unusual gift, this is perhaps the ultimate bedtime book."--Publisher's website
Poems of Guido Gezelle : a bilingual anthology by Guido Gezelle( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bruges-born poet-priest Guido Gezelle (1830-1899) is generally considered one of the masters of nineteenth-century European lyric poetry. At the end of his life and in the first two decades of the twentieth century, Gezelle was hailed by the avant-garde as the founder of modernFlemish poetry. His unique voice was belatedly recognised in the Netherlandsand often compared with his English contemporary Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889). In this bilingual anthology, award-winning translator Paul Vincent selects a representative picture of Gezelle's output, from devotional through narrative, to celebratory and expressionistic. Gezelle's favourite themes are childhood, the Flemish landscape, friendship, nature, religion and the Flemish vernacular, and his apparently simple poems conceal a sophisticated prosody and a dialogue with spiritual and literary tradition
Dutch, the language of twenty million Dutch and Flemish people by Omer Vandeputte( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de taal in Nederland en Vlaanderen
Verzen by Herman Gorter( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commonly viewed as a revolutionary and propagandist Herman Gorter (1864-1927) is often overlooked despite his lasting contribution to Dutch poetry. This selection of thirty-one poems, translated by Paul Vincent, focuses on Gorter's experimental love and nature lyrics in Poems of 1890, and the Introductionsets the poems in the context of his earlier seminal work 'Mei' (May) as well as his often neglected Socialist verse. The lyrical expansiveness, consistent use of rhyme and vivid imagery of the Dutch landscape that characterises 'Mei' evolves into more fragmentary verse in Poems of 1890, and the joyful celebratory tone of Gorter's poetry increasingly co-exists with a sense of isolation and introspection. This can be viewed in the context of a rapidly changing political scene in Europe in the prelude to the First World War and the Russian Revolution. This is a valuable collection that revisits Gorter's literary and political legacy, and introduces English-speaking readers to a selection of his most accessible and lyrical poems
The discovery of heaven : a novel by Harry Mulisch( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annoyed by man's behavior, God decides to take back the Ten Commandments. He orders the angels to find someone intelligent enough to recognize the original tablets. The angels bring together man and woman, a son is born and he begins his training in skills needed to carry out his mission. A novel of ideas, ranging from the nature of time to the absurdity of existence. By a Dutch writer, author of The Assault
Siegfried by Harry Mulisch( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of "The Discovery of Heaven" comes a compelling new novel with the daring premise that Hitler and Eva Braun produced a son
Duke of Egypt by Margriet de Moor( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Flame-haired Lucie raises horses on her father<U+2019>s farm. One summer day, she meets a dark, handsome stranger named Joseph, and it is love at first sight. But their union is as improbable as their love is deep. for Joseph is a wanderer, a full-blooded gypsy for whom all of Europe is a stomping ground. Despite their cultural differences, they marry, have three children, and lead a normal life<U+2014>with one exception: each spring, Joseph takes to the road to return to his other family, the gypsies, scattered to the four corners of Europe."--Back cover
Children of a new fatherland : Germany's post-war right-wing politics by Jan Herman Brinks( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of the growth of the right wing in a reunited Germany. Since the end of the Cold War, an explosion of xenophobia and attacks on foreigners - some of them asylum-seekers - has attracted world-wide media attention. Coming after the seemingly miraculous celebration of freedom accompanying the fall of the Berlin Wall and the country's reunification, these events have caused acute anxiety within Germany itself. These phenomena are not exclusive to Germany, but their undertones of Nazism have prompted the question: how could this happen in a country that had so firmly repudiated its past and rightly prided itself on its anti-fascism and liberal democracy?
The song and the truth by Helga Ruebsamen( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with her parents on the island of Java in the late 1930s, Lulu moves in a world populated by "tea ladies, " "night people, " and spirits in trees. But through her eyes, we also witness a more domestic drama. When one day Lulu innocently describes a scene sh stumbled across late one night, the repercussions are felt for many years and across two continents. A moving and intelligent story of a childhood overwhelmed by history, The Song and the Truth introduces a brilliant new literary voice
The procedure by Harry Mulisch( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixteenth-century rabbi creates a golem to protect the Jews of prague. Four hundred years later, a Dutch biologist creates an organic clay crystal that can reproduce itself and has a metabolism
On the water by Hans Maarten van den Brink( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly acclaimed Dutch work published in seven countries. Anton stands on the banks of the river in Amsterdam in 1944 and remembers the majestic summer he spent on the water with David. The story is told with the past and present flipping back and forth like oars, from the golden, prewar summer in 1939 to the same city five years later, stripped of life by the war
While the gods were sleeping by Erwin Mortier( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about the magnitude and impact of the First World War, the recollections of which are recorded in the notebooks of the elderly Helena. The young Helena is sent to her uncle's country house before the war, and from here she witnesses scenes of indescribable horror. But it is also where she meets Matthew again, a British Army photographer who she goes on to marry. This is a story not about spectacular events; rather, Mortier is concerned with writing about war, history and the past with great empathy and engagement, and wit
Cheese by Willem Elsschot( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ambitious but inept clerk Frans Laarmans is offered a job managing an Edam distribution company in Antwerp, he jumps at the chance, despite his professed dislike for cheese in all its forms. He soon finds himself submerged in a bureaucratic nightmare as his complete incompetence becomes apparent. Meanwhile, his offices fill up with a seemingly infinite supply of the distinctive red-skinned cheeses, which he has no idea how to sell. Skewering the pomposity of big business while revealing how an entrepreneurial spirit can often be a mask for buffoonery, Willem Elsschot's Cheese combines
Modern Dutch studies : essays in honour of Peter King, professor of modern Dutch studies at the University of Hull on the occasion of his retirement( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays by leading scholars explore the integration of language and literature study in the fields of art history and social sciences, exploring as a result the scope and nature of the discipline of Dutch Studies today
European context : studies in the history and literature of the Netherlands presented to Theodoor Weevers by P. K King( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My little war by Louis Paul Boon( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Belgium shortly after the Allies drove out the Nazis, this novel contains little plot to speak of; rather, it consists of a series of vignettes profiling a few dozen quasi-anonymous characters (many referred to as simply whats-his-name), everyday people whose lives have been made absurd and uncomfortable, if not outright miserable, by the war
Summer in Termuren by Louis Paul Boon( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the story of Ondine and Oscarke, a young married couple adrift in a Belgian landscape that is darkening under the spread of industry
Close-up by Esther Verhoef( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margot has been through a tough separation, and now she feels lonely and vulnerable. A chance encounter leads to an intense affair with Leon, a darkly charismatic photographer. But what Margot doesn't know is that Leon's previous girlfriend drowned in his bath - and suicide was not the cause of her demise
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The discovery of heaven : a novel
Dutch, the language of twenty million Dutch and Flemish peopleThe discovery of heaven : a novelSiegfriedDuke of EgyptChildren of a new fatherland : Germany's post-war right-wing politicsThe song and the truthThe procedureOn the water
Alternative Names
Vincent, P. F. (Paul F.)

Vincent, P. (Paul)

Vincent, Paul (Translator)