Large-print
Dutch

De hospita's

Frans Pointl (author)
Subject
Hospita's
Extra subject
VER, Verhalenbundels, verhalen
Title
De hospita's
Author
Frans Pointl 1933-2015
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Den Haag: Stichting Uitgeverij XL, 1997
224 p.
ISBN
90-5542-301-7

About Frans Pointl

Frans Pointl (1 August 1933 – 1 October 2015) was a Dutch writer.

Pointl was born in 1933 in Amsterdam, the son of a Jewish mother and an Austrian father. During World War II he went in hiding. He only began publishing later in life; his debut, De kip die over de soep vloog ("The chicken that flew over the soup"), is a collection of autobiographical stories that also describe that time. The book was an instant success and earned him a nomination for the ECI Literatuurprijs.

He spent the last years of his life in a nursing home in Amsterdam but continued to write. His last book, De laatste kamer ("The last room"), was published in 2013. He wrote of longing for death: "Being old is a chronic disease. Every night before I go to sleep I hope to slip into eternity. I've already written my epitaph: 'Finally liberated from people'". Pointl died on 1 October 2015.

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