WRITER

Willem Frederik Hermans

1921 - 1995

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Willem Frederik Hermans (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləm ˈfreːdərɪk ˈɦɛrmɑns]; 1 September 1921 – 27 April 1995) was a Dutch author of poetry, novels, short stories, plays, as well as book-length studies, essays, and literary criticism. His most famous works are The House of Refuge (novella, 1952), The Darkroom of Damocles (novel, 1958), and Beyond Sleep (novel, 1966). After World War II, Hermans tried to live off his writing exclusively, but as his country was recovering from the Occupation, he had no opportunity to sustain himself. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem Frederik Hermans has received more than 112,648 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Willem Frederik Hermans is the 3,326th most popular writer (down from 2,994th in 2019), the 530th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 466th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Dutch Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 110k

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  • 52.03

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Ik heb altijd gelijk
Uit rancune over eigen mislukking en uit een sterk gevoel van minderwaardigheid verzet een uit Indonesië gerepatrieerd soldaat zich tegen de kleinburgerlijke mentaliteit in Nederland.
Nooit meer slapen
Accidents, Fiction, Geologists
De donkere kamer van Damokles
Scheppend nihilisme
interviews, Authorship, Interviews
Bundel interviews met de bekende Nederlandse auteur uit de periode 1950-1978.
Herinneringen van een engelbewaarder
Dutch fiction
De chaos en besluiteloosheid in Nederland in de meidagen van 1940 worden gesymboliseerd in de belevenissen van een officier van justitie.
Mandarijnen op zwavelzuur
Addresses, essays, lectures

Page views of Willem Frederik Hermans by language

Over the past year Willem Frederik Hermans has had the most page views in the with 43,556 views, followed by English (13,070), and German (2,545). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (101.91%), Esperanto (77.08%), and Croatian (49.63%)

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Willem Frederik Hermans ranks 3,326 out of 7,302Before him are Zofia Posmysz, Arnold Wesker, Robert McKee, Mirza Alakbar Sabir, Shen Congwen, and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. After him are Edvard Radzinsky, Buton Rinchen Drub, Longchenpa, Augusto Monterroso, Olof von Dalin, and Azar Nafisi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1921, Willem Frederik Hermans ranks 197Before him are Sergio Sollima, Juan Zambudio Velasco, Violette Szabo, Harry Carey Jr., Piero Piccioni, and Carlo Furno. After him are Augusto Monterroso, Harry Schell, Viktor Chukarin, Carmen Laforet, Joseph A. Walker, and Jacques Lecoq. Among people deceased in 1995, Willem Frederik Hermans ranks 151Before him are Dany Robin, Vladimir Ivashov, Ashapurna Devi, Jesús Garay, Friz Freleng, and Jüri Järvet. After him are Ioannis Alevras, Claudio Brook, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Pál Kovács, Eva Gabor, and Mickey Mantle.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem Frederik Hermans ranks 530 out of 1,646Before him are Martin Koeman (1938), Gerrie Mühren (1946), Teun A. van Dijk (1943), Hennie Kuiper (1949), Bart van der Leck (1876), and Adrianus Johannes Simonis (1931). After him are Johannes van den Bosch (1780), Jan van de Cappelle (1624), Abraham Pais (1918), Arnold Mühren (1951), Cornelis Tromp (1629), and Dirk van der Aa (1731).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Willem Frederik Hermans ranks 24Before him are Jan Luyken (1649), Macropedius (1487), Louis Couperus (1863), Gerard Reve (1923), Cornelis Vreeswijk (1937), and Jacob Israël de Haan (1881). After him are Cornelis Tromp (1629), Corrie ten Boom (1892), Tim Krabbé (1943), Abraham Jacob van der Aa (1792), Bertus Aafjes (1914), and Gysbert Japiks (1603).