First published in Great Britain in 2021 by Carcanet Alliance House, 30 Cross Street Manchester, m2 7aq www.carcanet.co.uk Translations copyright © P.C. Evans 2021 Text copyright © H.H. ter Balkt, 2000, 2011, De Bezige Bij; Jan Eijkelboom, 2003, Singel Uitgeverijen; Eva Gerlach, 2010, 2016, Singel Uitgeverijen; Esther Jansma, 2015, Uitgeverij Prometheus; Hester Knibbe, 2016, Singel Uitgeverijen; Gerrit Kouwenaar, 2008, Singel Uitgeverijen; K. Michel, 2016, Uitgeverij Atlas Contact; Rob Schouten, 2011, Singel Uitgeverijen; Willen van Toorn, 2000, 2004, Singel Uitgeverijen; Hans R. Vlek, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1996, Singel Uitgeverijen. The right of P.C. Evans to be identified as the translator of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988; all rights reserved. A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. isbn 978 1 80017 132 9 Book design by Andrew Latimer Printed in Great Britain by SRP Ltd, Exeter, Devon
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