Hugo Claus

Hugo Claus was a renowned Belgian author, poet, playwright, painter, and film director. He is considered one of the most important Dutch-language writers of the 20th century. His works often explore themes of love, death, and the human condition.


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  1. 1. The Sorrow of Belgium

    "The Sorrow of Belgium" is a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of World War II. The narrative follows the life of a young boy in a Flemish town, as he navigates through the complexities of adolescence, family relationships, and the harsh realities of war. The novel provides an insightful exploration of Belgian history, culture, and the nation's struggle under the Nazi occupation, all through the eyes of the protagonist.

    The 3052nd Greatest Book of All Time