De Hunnen

Artistnovel 059

Jan Cremer

2010

Book, 21.2 x 13.6 cm, 1419 p, language: Dutch, publisher: Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, ISBN: 9789023460138.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/836).

Literary synopsis *De Hunnen* is an autobiographical novel that shows the reader a side of Jan Cremer different than that of the *Ik, Jan Cremer* trilogy. Set in the author’s childhood during the World War II, the novel is a stand against war violence, and it is razor-sharp but also touching portrait of a war generation. Sex and violence, power and humiliation, are told in a strange mixture of fantasy and actual memories, stylistically ranging between excited pamphlet language, bouquet-series romance, porn-clichés and simple, pure descriptions from the childhood. [Novel website](http://www.jancremer.com/index.php?subpage=books/&page=hunnen)

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Autobiography.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Childhood, Violence, War.

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