| Ethel Portnoy|
| Ethel Portnoy
8 March 1927
Philadelphia, United States (1927-03-08) |
Essay, Short Story, Novel
May 25, 2004, The Hague, Netherlands
Ethel Portnoy Wikipedia
Ethel Portnoy (March 8, 1927 – May 25, 2004) was a Dutch Jewish writer. She wrote mainly essays, columns, short stories, travel stories and several novels.
Ethel Portnoy was born in Philadelphia but grew up in the Bronx in New York City as the daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants. She took classes in English literature in New York City and learned French in the United States, then departed to Europe in 1950 with a Fulbright for the University of Lyon. She also studied cultural anthropology and archeology in Paris, with Claude Lévi-Strauss amongst others. She married Dutch author Rudy Kousbroek (1929–2010) in 1951. She raised two children and until 1962 she worked at the UNESCO. She worked for Dutch papers and was published in Randstad, in the weeklies Haagse Post and Vrij Nederland and also in the NRC Handelsblad. The family moved to The Hague in 1970. In the late 1970s Portnoy was one of the editors of the feminist literary journal Chrysallis. Since 1979, she worked at the journal Maatstaf.
Portnoy debuted as a novelist in 1971 at the age of 44 with the book Steen en Been. She wrote in English, but considered herself a Dutch writer. Her books were translated by her (ex-)husband (they were divorded in the 1980s), their daughter Hepzibah Kousbroek (1954–2009) and by Tinke Davids.
Most of her books were published by Amsterdam publisher Meulenhoff.1971 - Steen en been en andere verhalen. Meulenhoff.
1974 - De brandende bruid. Meulenhoff
1978 - Broodje Aap. De folklore van de post-industriële samenleving. De Harmonie, Amsterdam (urban legends)
1978 - Belle van Zuylen ontmoet Cagliostro: Een toneelstuk in twee bedrijven. Meulenhoff
1981 - Het ontwaken van de zee. Meulenhoff
1983 - Vliegende vellen: Schetsen en verhalen. Meulenhoff
1984 - Amourettes en andere verhalen. Knippenberg
1984 - Vluchten: Reisverhalen. Meulenhoff
1985 - Een hondeleven. Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam
1986 - De geklede mens. Cantecleer
1986 - De lifter en andere verhalen. Anthos
1987 - Dromomania. Stiefkinderen van de cultuur: Essays. Meulenhoff
1989 - Opstandige vrouwen. Meulenhoff
1990 - Rook over Rusland: Reisverhaal. Meulenhoff
1991 - De eerste zoen. Meulenhoff.
1992 - Europese kusten: Fotografische impressies. Martin Kers, photography. Inmerc
1992 - Gemengde gevoelens. Meulenhoff
1992 - Madonna's appel: Over vrouwen en de media. Meulenhoff
1992 - Broodje aap met: Een verdere bijdrage tot de folklore van de post-industriele samanleving. Harmonie.
1993 - Altijd zomer. Meulenhoff
1994 - Overal thuis: Reisverhalen. Meulenhoff
1996 - Bange mensen: Een Haagse vertelling. Meulenhoff
1998 - Genietingen: Essays.Meulenhoff
2000 - Zielespijs en wat verder ter tafel komt: Essays. Meulenhoff
2003 - Portret. Meulenhoff (memoirs)
2004 - Parijse feesten. Meulenhoff
2004 - Vijf onbekende zaken van Sherlock Holmes. De Harmonie
Doeschka Meijsing: Ethel Potnoy: Informatie. Meulenhoff, Amsterdam 1984
Lydia Lippens: Ethel Portnoy: Een bibliografie. Lippens, 1986