Everyone was talking about it. Everyone wanted to go there. The mythical country house in the Gooi was the stuff of legend. The Jagtlust estate was where young artists like Remco Campert, Fritzi ten Harmsen van der Beek, Gerard Reve and Peter Vos—together with a gang of rich kids—gave themselves over to the power of imagination. Jagtlust was a total rejection of everything that had happened in the Netherlands before 1968. As Remco Campert put it:“You stomped your foot on the ground, and it was time to party.”
‘Exquisite’ – Het Parool
‘Compelling’ – De Volkskrant
‘Dazzling’ – De Telegraaf
‘Always been a fan of her work. Her magnificent Jagtlust is a beautiful portrait of the times and a must-read for everyone. The story takes place in an estate in the Gooi in the 1950s, a hang-out for all things young and artistic.’– Youp van ’t Hek
Jagtlust, Annejet van der Zijl’s 1998 debut, was the start of her ‘triumphant journey through the world of narrative non-fiction.’ – NRC Handelsblad.