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Netherlands: see 's Hertogenbosch's Hertogenbosch
, Fr. Bois-le-Duc, city (1994 pop. 95,448), capital of North Brabant prov., S central Netherlands, at the confluence of the Dommel and Aa rivers. It is an industrial and transportation center with a large cattle market.
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Chroniques d'inquietude is dedicated to Jerome (or Hieronymus) Bosch, the Flemish Renaissance artist who lived and painted in 's Hertogenbosch, for which the French translation is Bois-le-Duc. Noiret's novel is set in a fictitious Bois-le-Duc, this one a western suburb of Paris (about where Nanterre is located), and the central "Ceremony" is a gala evening during which several well-known films are shown, accompanied by snacks and refreshments; in the fiction it is called "la nuit des delices," a phrase which echoes the title of Bosch's famous painting The Garden of Earthly Delights.