Gie Bogaert (b. 1958) has gained a reputation as an author of atmospheric prose that vividly expresses the unspoken, conjuring up human desire and impossible longings in his pared-down, minimalist, poetic language. Love, loss and loneliness are the central themes of his work. Bogaert’s stories and novels are mostly populated with characters who are occupied with their own rather banal cares and activities. Gradually however a hidden world of very human emotions and desires emerges – a world that reflects the author’s vision on la condition humaine. In his novels he follows in the American storytelling tradition set by Raymond Carver.
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