Tag: Alexander Münninghoff
My English translation of Alexander Münninghoff’s Libris History prize-winning memoir De stamhouder is one of ten works of translated literature that Amazon Crossing is featuring for its World Book Day campaign. This week only, Kindle users can download The Son and Heir for free. Click here for the link. Happy reading!
It turns out that the word “stamhouder” isn’t so easy to translate into English. A “stam” is the trunk of a tree–a family tree in this case–and a “houder” is the one who keeps it. In other words, a stamhouder is the last branch, the keeper of the family line, the inheritor of its name,…