Secretly Inside: A Novel

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Terrace Books, 2006 - Fiction - 99 pages
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In the Dutch countryside the war seems far away. For most people, at least. But not for Ed, a Jew in Nazi-occupied Holland trying to find some safe sanctuary. Compelled to go into hiding in the rural province of Zeeland, he is taken in by a seemingly benevolent family of farmers. But, as Ed comes to realize, the Van 't Westeindes are not what they seem. Camiel, the son of the house, is still in mourning for his best friend, a German soldier who committed suicide the year before. And Camiel's fiery, unstable sister Mariete begins to nurse a growing unrequited passion for their young guest, just as Ed realizes his own attraction to Camiel. As time goes by, Ed is drawn into the domestic intrigues around him, and the farmhouse that had begun as his refuge slowly becomes his prison.
  

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Secretly inside: a novel

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Themes of homoeroticism and class tension distinguish this story of a Jewish student's eerie, brief stay with a Dutch farming family during the Nazi occupation. Published in Dutch in 1975, this first ... Read full review

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The story that is there is well-written, but I just felt like it was incomplete, like this very short novel was actually the first part - the lead-up, if you will - to a longer work. The author does ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Enduring Core and Its Recent Accretions
31
The Lawyer as Economic Predator 64
122
The Conniving Claimant 120
129
The Lawyer as Heroic Champion
138
Betrayers of Trust
157
The Lawyer as Morally Deficient
179
Lawyers as Objects of Scorn
196
A Good Start Death Wish Jokes
210
Enemies of Justice
233
Only in America?
248
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

    Hans Warren was a prominent Dutch writer best known for his published diaries, which he kept from 1939 until he died in 2001. In addition to these revered memoirs of modern life, he was a poet, translator of Greek literature, and a novelist.
    S. J. Leinbach is a scholar and translator living in the Hague, Netherlands. His previous translations include Oek de Jong’s novel Hoekwerda’s Child.

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