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This collection of short stories, with repeat characters, explores the "condition" of the young male of this period, his hopes and dreams, with a psychological intensity that feels surprisingly fresh and contemporary. Scottish Sunday Herald Earnest fans of Samuel Beckett with a fair knowledge of the topography and street-names of Amsterdam could love this book with a passion. Sunday Times 'Today his book's very incompleteness makes it seem whole, and his ambiguity about 'the life of the mind' all the more poignant.' London Review of Books "Today his book's very incompleteness makes it seem whole, and his ambiguity about the 'life of the mind' all the more poignant." London Review of Books
NESCIO (1882-1961) was the pseudonym of Jan Hendrik Frederik Gronloh. His reputation as one of most important modern Dutch writers was only established after his death. Damion Searls is the author of Everything You Say Is True, a travelogue, and What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going: Stories. Joseph O'Neill was born in Cork, Ireland. He writes regularly for The Atlantic Monthly and his works include the novels This Is the Life, The Breezes and Netherland, winner of the PEN/Faukner Award for Fiction, and the nonfiction book Blood-Dark Track: A Family History. He ives with his family in New York City.