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Mensje van Keulen

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Mensje van Keulen

Mensje van Keulen (b. 1946, the Netherlands) is a writer of novels and short stories. Her 1972 debut, Bleekers zomer (Bleeker’s Summer), is now considered a modern Dutch literary classic. She writes wryly comic stories and novels about apparently ordinary characters in which not a word is out of place. Realistic situations gradually get out of control. She has published over twenty-five titles, including novels, poetry, children’s books, and story collections.

Articles by Mensje van Keulen

Sand
By Mensje van Keulen
“Virgin eh? If you shout I’ll cut your throat.”
Translated from Dutch by Ina Rilke
Landscape with Strikers
By Ton Rozeman
At nine a.m. the few people standing around on the subway platform are watching the news on the screens provided by the Barcelona Channel. The trains comply scrupulously with the minimum-service laws.…
Translated from Catalan by Mensje van Keulen