New York Times: Northern Light

The first English translation of “Amsterdam Stories,” by the Dutch author Nescio (1882-1961), should have a much more vibrant cover. The book’s most enduring effect is of color, as Nescio attempts to do with words what the Impressionists did with paints — to record the play of light on water, the beauties of a sunset.

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