De Verlossing (1921) is het tragikomische verhaal over de strijd tussen de socialistische vrijdenker Pol van Domburg en een plaatselijke pastoor. Van Domburg heeft zich met zijn vrouw in het gehucht Groendal gevestigd, waar hij als enige timmerman en winkelier goede zaken doet, vooral omdat hij zijn arme dorpsgenoten overbluft. In de boerengemeenschap is Van Domburg de enige die boeken leest. De n
Title
De verlossing : roman
Author
Willem Elsschot
Editor
Peter De Bruijn
Afterword
Eric Rinckhout
Language
Dutch
Publisher
[Plaats van uitgave niet vastgesteld]: Pelckmans uitgevers, 2017
ISBN
9789463102469
CloudLibrary
3fmpog9

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About Willem Elsschot

Alphonsus Josephus de Ridder (7 May 1882 – 31 May 1960), was a Belgian writer and poet who wrote under the pseudonym Willem Elsschot (pronounced [ˈʋɪləm ˈɛlsxɔt]). A number of his works have been translated into English.

Life

De Ridder was born in Antwerp to a baker's family. He studied economics and business. During secondary school, he developed a love for literature. He was quite restless, having various types of jobs in cities from Antwerp and Brussels to Rotterdam and Paris. During the First World War, he served as the secretary of a national food relief committee in Antwerp. After the war he started his own advertising agency, which he ran until his death.

De Ridder died in Antwerp in 1960, receiving a national literary award posthumously. He was interred in the Antwerpen Schoonselhof.

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