Pensioen (1937) is een vlijmscherpe roman over tragische moederliefde. Willem Verstappen komt tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog terecht in een Duits krijgsgevangenkamp. Al die tijd strijkt Willems moeder zijn militiegeld op. Op het einde van de oorlog blijkt Willem, die tewerkgesteld was op een boerderij bij een 'levenslustige' Duitse boerin, overleden te zijn. Willems vriendinnetje Bertha, die kort
Subject
Hebzucht
Title
Pensioen : roman
Author
Willem Elsschot
Editor
Peter De Bruijn
Afterword
Matthijs De Ridder 1979-
Language
Dutch
Publisher
[Plaats van uitgave niet vastgesteld]: Pelckmans uitgevers, 2017
ISBN
9789463102476
CloudLibrary
3fmtwr9

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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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