Saturday, August 13, 2011

interview Cornelis Verhoeven 1979

This is an interview with my dad conducted in 1979, just after he'd won the Netherlands' most prestigious literary prize, the P.C. Hooftprize. If he appears to be somewhat/very grumpy and edgy, it is not just because they'd sent him an arrogant interviewer who'd never heard of him, but mostly because he was going through a divorce. But what he says about the word being a middle position between thought and action is a major theme in his work. For me this is not an easy video to watch or translate, and it isn't my dad at his best, but it does show some vulnerable sides of him i think are beautiful.

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