Jan Wolkers – Het Litteken van de Dood

19th of November 2017

Just finished reading Wolkers’ very enjoyable biography. Perfectly chosen title. “Scar of Death” in English. Over 1,000

pages. Highly readable. The book also includes three sections with photos.

Jan Wolkers imo is the most important Dutch artist of the twentieth century. Sculptor, writer (novels and essays) and

painter. He excelled in all three. And I think a very pleasant person. I admire his enthousiasm, lust for life, energy

and wonderment.

Spoken word – radio broadcast recorded during a walk among the Texel dunes in 1975!

It took his biographer Onno Blom ten years to complete this monumental work. Highly recommended!