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Verheeke, G. 2001. Frans Balthazar, (onvoltooide) memoires van een letterzetter. Gent, Belgium. Mens en Kultuur

Last update: 28 augustus 2006.

Frans Balthazar, (unfinished) memories of a compositor

In those memories Frans Balthazar remembers  his youth, his family, his friends, the city of Gent at that time.

He tells about his wild years, his work in the printing office, his marriage, the Second World War. From the first holidays at the Belgian coast to the first bicycle lessons of his son. He describes the every day life: the paraffin lamp in the elderly house, the radio in the kitchen, the picture show...

But he relates as well about his misfortunes and daily problems...