CORNELIS BASTIAAN VAANDRAGER - THE RAMBLERS GO OUT FISHING (2017)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Rotterdam phenomenon Cornelis Bastiaan Vaandrager had his heyday in the sixties. His poetry was praised, he was a contributing editor to the avant-garde magazine Gard Sivik and he founded a movement with fellow artists Armando, Hans Sleutelaar en Hans Verhagen. His debut Long Live Joop Massaker was compared to Gerard Reve's Werther Nieland and he was quite a character wearing his leather trousers and slim-fit suits in his beloved Rotterdam. In the seventies Vaan’s downfall began, though his (limited) output still remained special and impressive. Before his death in 1992 he published two collage-novels, ahead of their time, plus a number of poetry volumes. The highlights in his career were his stories, including his debut and short novel Long Live Joop Massaker.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
C.B. Vaandrager (1935-1992) is the author of unforgettable poetry and wrote two more avant-garde novels after his debut Long Live Joop Massaker: The Giant of Rotterdam and De Hef.