Emeritus Professor Alphonse Lammers continues to fascinate, if not about, America
“Does this matter to posterity?” Alphonse Lammers, professor emeritus, suddenly wonders in his field between America and books about America. About the literature he reads and the people he meets in Leiden historian Otterlo, where he retires after retirement. We also read that his letter book was found The worst is yet to comeWhere Exit Oosterbeek Its sequel. I don’t know if it all matters, but Lammers is once again very funny in this work.
His life goes on, but is tied to another life where his wife suffers from severe dementia and is admitted to Oosterbeek. He sees her every day. Walking with her seems resigned, but at home we see a man looking for something to hold on to. In his wife’s absence, the house at Otterlo becomes ‘more and more crowded with invited and uninvited guests’ – Swaggermann, Montaigne, Dresden and Leo von Maurice. Alphonse Lammers continues to fascinate. The poor editing of this book is unfortunate.
Alphonse Lammers: Exit Oosterbeek. Prometheus, €27.50.
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