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Headline #4 – La Superba

December 8, 2017 2:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts It was the white hour after lunch, the blank page upon which some secret language could be scribbled in pencil, something that should be rubbed out again instantly as soon...

LETTERS FROM GENOA

November 25, 2016 6:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Letters from Genoa is the natural counterpart to La Superba. It takes place largely in its title city and discusses La Superba and how it was received. However, it is...

LA SUPERBA

July 25, 2016 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts This novel is set in Genoa, the labyrinthine port city (nicknamed ‘the Superb’) where the author has been living for the past five years. Migration is the central theme of...

IDYLLS

January 25, 2015 6:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts “He invaded poetry like Genghis Khan. His scorched verses crushed the serfs and left them trembling with fear and awe. And then he went silent. He spent the next seven...

GREEK MYTHS

November 25, 2010 6:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Every generation has its book of Greek myths. Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer has written one for the 21st century. Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer took the poetry world by storm in 1998 with...

RUPERT, A CONFESSION

November 25, 2009 7:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Rupert has been accused of a terrible crime, and his imagined defense begins the night he met the love of his life, Mira. By turns shockingly honest, incredibly funny, and...

DISPATCHES FROM A SECOND LIFE

November 25, 2007 7:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts After his avant-garde Pirandello-esque novel, Real Life, Ilja Pfeijffer decided to try out other lives, namely Se- cond Life, a multi-player virtual world accessed via the internet. Economists are fascinated...

REAL LIFE: A NOVEL

November 25, 2006 7:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Real Life: a Novel is a book in the tradition of Italo Calvino’s ground-breaking IF ON A WINTER NIGHT’S A TRAVELER. It is at once a gripping and enchanting story...

HET GROTE BAGGERBOEK

November 25, 2004 7:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts An astonishing and shocking literary epic about the world of dredging. You will never read anything else like this. A man who works on a dredging boat bumps into a...

DE ANTIEKEN

November 25, 2000 7:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts In De Antieken, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer tells classical literature’s tale from Homer to the fall of Rome.  He does so in ways that are so infectious, so original that they...

OF THE SQUARE MAN

November 25, 1998 7:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts From first poem to last, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer’s debut collection is remarkable for both its rich imagery and sounds and its varied themes and compositions. His ‘butter-baked images and bulimic...