literature

Reading mein kampf

Reading Mein Kampf: Hitler and Knausgård

Column
Odile Heynders
10/09/2018
5 minutes to read

The recent publication of a new Dutch translation of Mein Kampf has sparked a debate on how (if at all) to read the book. Odile Heynders offers one possible reading of the work in this column.

Book review "Darkness at noon"- Rubashov illustration

Why you should read "Darkness at noon" (Arthur Koestler)

Review
Nataliia Vdovychenko
12/02/2018
7 minutes to read

Certain kinds of literature cannot be forgotten. Darkness at noon is a must read for everyone who values high quality novels and wants to learn more about the Soviet Union, revolution and history in general.

Pleasure Studies? University as creative and thinking space

Column
Odile Heynders
15/09/2017
4 minutes to read

According to Pieter Duisenberg 'pleasure studies' should be something of the past. The future is in technical studies. But is job perspective the main argument for spending 4 years of your life at university? Odile Heynders does not agree. 

The Pulp of Forbidden Fruit

Column
Iris Cuppen
03/04/2017
3 minutes to read

This year's theme of the 'Boekenweek' is focussed on forbidden fruit, but is the novel still capable of being truly controversial these days? Forbidden fruit is considered to be the sweetest, but its pulp could be even sweeter. 

Cthulhu

The Theorist’s Fear of the Undefined

Academic paper
Suzanne van der Beek
22/02/2017
7 minutes to read

Many theorists have tried to define the literary fantastic – without great success. Maybe this question should remain unanswered as a reminder of our fear of the theoretically unknowable.