In Search of Self

New Prose Writing in Dutch after 1985 Revisor Prose The wave of innovation which gave rise to the ‘new’ prose of the 1980s first made its appearance in the Netherlands with the publication in 1974 of the literary journal De revisor. The generation of young writers which it brought to the fore — Dirk Ayelt…

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…