Biographer wants to ‘lust for life’ Joost Zwagerman focus

Biographer wants to ‘lust for life’ Joost Zwagerman focus

The biography of the died last year, writer Joost Zwagerman, according to biographer Mary Vlaar in particular about his zest for life. “If I have one word to choose for him to describe, is the ‘zest for life’.”

“That I want to keep in mind,” says Vlaar to The Standard. “Because it is not so that he has his whole life to that one point has worked for: his decision to get out of the life.”

In conversation with the newspaper says Vlaar, who last week as a biographer, it was designated, that they long and deeply had to think about whether they actually have the book it would write.

“I’ve Zwagerman his family and the publishers are spoken, in addition, I have friends consulted, and I am an day in Zwagermans archive diving. First I wanted to know how I felt with this book,” says Vlaar.


“In the end, it seemed to me a nice idea to me intensively with Zwagerman his work. We are contemporaries, have the same things happened in Amsterdam, went to the same concerts, we have the same exhibits seen and we are on the same places have been,” explained Vlaar.

Joost Zwagerman was an English writer, poet, and essayist. The acclaimed author and debuted in 1986 with The grip. A year later he wrote the short story and the Crown. Zwagerman struggled with depression and stepped on 8 september 2015 from the life.

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