The Garden When The Brass band Played. Simon Vestdijk.

The Garden When The Brass band Played

London: Sythoff/ Heinemann, 1965. First edition thus. Hardcover. Firts edition thus, in English translation from the Dutch. Hardcover. 312 pp. with biographical sketch of the author. Fine in very good dust jacket with some creasing about the edges. Novel. The younger son of a bourgois family living in a small Dutch town, recounts his growing-up in the early years of the 20th century. His envolvement with his piano teacher, a has-beenh drunkard, and his love for the man's daugher form the central theme of this enchanting novel. Simon Vestdijk (1898-1971) was a Dutch writer who was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature fifteen times and is considered one of the most important novelists of 2oth century Netherlands. Fine / very good. Item #E25345

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