De meester van de schaduw (aka Master of Shadows) is in there, billed as a non-fiction thriller and scheduled for a September release."/>

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Comments Posted 03.24.09 | PERMALINK | PRINT

Mark Lamster

De meester van de schaduw


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My esteemed Dutch publisher, De Bezige Bij ("the busy bee"), has released its summer catalog and De meester van de schaduw (aka Master of Shadows) is in there, billed as a non-fiction thriller and scheduled for a September release.

The Dutch subtitle, "Peter Paul Rubens, geheim [secret] agent," is a bit more provocative than its more explanatory American counterpart. The book actually warrants a four-page spread, including a full-page portrait of yours truly, which I'm not sure is going to help sell any books, but is appreciated nonetheless, as is the author's billing on the cover: at the top, in all caps. While I'm at it, let me take this opportunity to greet my fellow members of the "meester van de schaduw" book club. I look forward to our first assembly, no doubt in some darkened alley under cover of night.
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Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News and a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture. A contributing editor to Architectural Review, he is currently at work on his third book, a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson. Follow: @marklamster.
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