Extract from ‘Back’

A woman is spending a week in the South of France with her parents. She is reading a biography of Nora Barnacle, James Joyce’s wife, and occasionally thinking of her husband back home. Something I love: showing my mother the blouse I have just bought and both of us feeling the material. We let it…

Looking for the Other Self

The Work of Kristien Hemmerechts In a relatively short time Kristien Hemmerechts (1955-) has become one of the most prominent of her generation of authors, a large group who are innovative in different fields. In the second half of the eighties, that group brought a long period of impasse and hesitancy in Flemish literature to…