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Bertus Aafjes

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Lambertus Jacobus Johannes Aafjes (May 12, 1914 – April 23, 1993), known as Bertus Aafjes, was a Dutch poet, novelist and world traveler whose body of work includes four volumes of short stories and one novella featuring Judge Ooka – a sagacious magistrate who presided over 18th century Edo.


The Judge Ooka Mysteries:


Een ladder tegen een wolk (A Ladder Against a Cloud, 1969) 

De rechter onder magnolia (The Judge Underneath the Magnolia Tree, 1969) 

De koelte van een pauwenveer (The Coolness of a Peacock Feather, 1971) 

De vertrapte pioenroos (The Trampled Peony, 1973) 

Een lampion voor een blinde (A Lantern for the Blind, 1973; a novella-length story)

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