Hugo Claus, author of THE SORROW OF BELGIUM, Dies at 78
Sad news from Brussels today with the death of the great Belgian author Hugo Claus. One of his greatest works was The Sorrow of Belgium, published in trade paperback by Overlook. A great classic novel in the tradition of The Tin Drum, The Sorrow of Belgium is a searing, scathingly funny portrait of a wartime Belgium and one boy's coming of age-emotionally, sexually, and politically. Epic in scope, by turns hilarious and elegiac, The Sorrow of Belgium is the masterwork of one of the world's great writers.