Olla Vogala (hinase) (All Birds (save))

A Canon of Dutch Literature I would like to discuss the Dutch literary canon, and already see storm clouds on the horizon. How do you dare to give a ranking to books, to raise the personal preferences of a few self proclaimed experts to the level of absolute truth, and to solidify living literature into…

A Canon

(50+1 Dutch Literary Texts)   Sente Servas (The Life of Saint Servatius) Hendrik van Veldeke > Hagiography (1170/1180)   Walewein Penninc and Pieter Vostaert > Arthurian Romance (mid 13th c.)   Liederen (Songs) Hadewijch > Lyric Poetry (ca. 1240)   Der naturen bloeme (The Best of Nature) Jacob van Maerlant > Nature Encyclopedia (ca. 1260)…

5 Ways to Finish it

    ‘Each of them will keep their own experiences hidden, walled up, carried around with them. What they do reveal about them in conversation are merely superficial reflections and meaningless minutiae; they are incapable of sharing with each other what lies buried in the deeper layers of their subconscious — what they would like,…