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RIP Jeroen Brouwers (1940 – 2022)

Jeroen Brouwers was a Dutch writer known for such novels as Sunken Red (1981).

Sunken Red, Cassiers play.

Sunken Red (1981) is the story of the author locked up with his mother in a Japanese concentration camp.

Published after the death of his mother, it is a reflection of the coping process of his years in these Japanese internment camps. 

Guy Cassiers directed a play based on the English translation of the book. It starred Dirk Roofthooft.