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De gevleugelde : roman

Arthur Japin (author)
Alberto Santos-Dumont groeit op in de afgelegen binnenlanden van Brazilië. Hij droomt ervan te kunnen vliegen zoals de helden in de boeken van Jules Verne. Wanneer hij ontdekt dat hun avonturen verzonnen zijn, legt hij zich daar niet bij neer. Hij vertrekt naar Parijs, zet de werkelijkheid naar zijn hand, en wordt de eerste mens die door de wolken navigeert.
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Title
De gevleugelde : roman
Author
Arthur Japin
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Amsterdam: De Arbeiderspers, 2015
1 digitaal bestand
ISBN
9789029538978
CloudLibrary
3h8gur9

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About Arthur Japin

Arthur Valentijn Japin (born 26 July 1956 in Haarlem) is a Dutch novelist.

Biography

His parents were Bert Japin, a teacher and writer of detective novels, and Annie Japin-van Arnhem. After a difficult childhood—his father killed himself when Arthur was twelve years old—Japin entered the Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam, where he trained as an actor. He was also briefly an opera singer at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam.

His first novel, De zwarte met het witte hart (1997), translated as The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi, was the story of two Ashanti princes, Kwame Poku and Kwasi Boachi, who were taken from today's Ghana and taken to the court of the Dutch king Willem I in 1837. The book became a bestseller and is considered a classic of modern Dutch literature. In November 2007, an opera based on the novel premiered in Rotterdam, with an English libretto by Arthur Japin and music by the British composer Jonathan Dov…Read more on Wikipedia