Gangster Girl - Remco CampertRupert Hart-Davis, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly tanned and has a small sticker scar to the spine. Agents card pasted onto the first blank alongside a small stamp. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
From the cover: “A film about a gangster girl, is what Jascha (the director) wrote from Rome to tell him… For the first time in his life Wessel is stumped when it comes to story telling. Perhaps there isn’t a story and there’s never been one, he thinks (rubbing two lumps of sugar together over his pink yoghurt) for whoever is alone is best advised to bear his health in mind. Perhaps I’ve just been kidding myself all those times when I thought I was telling a story — just one story out of the many thousands I thought I still wanted to tell… The second novel by Holland’s foremost poet and novelist to be translated into English, The Gangster Girl is set in a small town on the out-of-season Riviera. It concerns itself with a writer seeking redefinition of himself, as a writer and as a man.
Following the success of No Holds Barred, Remco Campert in The Gangster Girl investigates the farther frontiers of the nouveau roman.”