Netherlands, Belgium

Arnon Grunberg

Blauwe maandagen (1994)
Figuranten (1997)
De heilige Antonio (1998)
Fantoompijn (2000)
De Mensheid zij geprezen (2001)
De asielzoeker (2003)
Het aapje dat geluk pakt (2004)
De joodse messias / Grote Jiddis... (2004)
Tirza (2006)
Onze oom (2008)
Huid en Haar (2010)
De man zonder ziekte (2012)
Het bestand (2015)
Moedervlekken (2016)


Marek van der Jagt

De geschiedenis van mijn kaalheid (2000)
Monogaam (2002)
Gstaad 95-98 (2002)



 
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Het bestand



work
Year 2015
Country Netherlands, Belgium
Language Dutch

Description

The Cache

Could there be a lovelier, more perfect reality than physical reality as we know it? For Lillian, an “Oriental princess in a fairly Dutch girl’s body”, there is no doubt about it: real life is to be found online – outside that there is nothing but socially appropriate behavior.
The renewal, or rebirth, of humankind will take place within that better reality, but first the old human must disappear.
As receptionist for the cyber-security firm BClever, and under the watchful supervision of her mentor, Banra Watanuki, Lillian moves step-by-step in the direction of her ideal: living without a body, being nothing more than pure intelligence; leaving the animal kingdom behind.

This novella was written as part of a scientific experiment about creativity. In March 2015 Arnon Grunberg joined brain researcher Ysbrand van der Werf for presentations in all parts of the Netherlands.


[ Nijgh & Van Ditmar ]

Editions


Nijgh & Van Ditmar, Amsterdam 2016


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