The Sorrow of Belgium by Hugo Claus

"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 3054th greatest book of all time


Published
1983
Nationality
Belgian
Type
Fiction
Pages
778
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Dutch

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