Cocooning with a View

Glocal Literature by Pol Hoste When he’s in Montreal, to him forever Montréal, his thoughts often drift back to when he was a young boy sitting with his family staring in silence at a sooty black cauldron full of pig swill. But when he’s at home in his own little back garden, it’s as if he’s (almost) swamped…

Past Imperfect, Present Continuous

Belgian Current Affairs in Flemish Literature The political and social upheavals of Belgium’s recent troubled past have not left Flemish literature untouched. In the literary world they gave rise to a brief but vigorous debate about politics and literature, social commitment and belles-lettres. However, the creative fall-out of all this has been rather meagre. In…