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Eric De Kuyper

Born in Brussels, Eric de Kuyper (1942) made a name for himself as a film maker, semiotician, lecturer in film studies, and as assistant director of the Dutch Film Museum before making his debut as a writer in 1988 with Aan zee (By the Sea), the first part of which has now grown into a successful series of memoirs. The best known of these are De hoed van tante Jeannot (Aunt Jeannot’s Hat, 1989) and Grand Hotel Solitude (1991). De Kuyper has also published a study of the Hollywood motion picture entitled De verbeelding van het mannelijk lichaam (The Representation of the Male Body, 1993), the detective story Als een dief in de nacht (Like a Thief in the Night, 1992) and the love story Te vroeg… te laat (Too Soon… Too Late, 1994).

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Eric De Kuyper
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Belgian writer and filmmaker Eric de Kuyper has been called the Flemish Proust. Best known for a popular series of memoirs, his Radiobooks story turns a keen observational eye to all things German.

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