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Review RevUU Spring 2021

Op zoek naar vervangende tekens voor rouw: Een recensie van Emma van Meyerens Ook ik ben stukgewaaid: Essays over rouw

Design: Kris van der Voorn Door Jane Singer Het boekje is klein, dun, en voelt licht in mijn hand, terwijl het onderwerp zo zwaar lijkt. Ook ik ben stukgewaaid: Essays over rouw is een bundel van drie essays over herinneringen, rituelen en rouwpatronen. Het boek beschrijft zichzelf als “een collectie van notities over aanhoudende rouw”. De essays bieden […]

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Creative RevUU Spring 2021

LEDA – WRITE THY SELF

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Feature RevUU Spring 2021

G is for Grief

They said two years, and so it was planned. My father’s death and my own grief started two and a half years before his heart stopped beating. He died by euthanasia, choosing death after being slowly broken down by the cancer and its treatment. I knew the date and the time he would die days […]

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Creative RevUU Spring 2021

Life and Other Stories

By Lea Dokter For as long as I can remember, stories have been a foundational part of my life. I have started to think of them as a breadcrumb trail weaving through my own story, beginning with my mother, and later helping me find my way back to my father. They helped me navigate the twisted undergrowth […]

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Review RevUU Spring 2021

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga: An intense imagination of the self in the other

By Kris van der Voorn Imagine that you choose to read a story featured on the Booker Prize Shortlist. You decide to read Mengiste, or perhaps Cook. As you search for the right title however, you read about Tsitsi Dangarembga’s imprisonment due to a protest that calls on reform in Zimbabwe. You read that This […]

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Review RevUU Spring 2021

Finding Wit in Worry: A Review of Jenny Offill’s Weather

by Annick Smithers In an interview with The Guardian, Jenny Offill expresses a feeling regarding the climate crisis familiar to many of us: why aren’t we more concerned about it? This disconnect between knowing what’s to come and policies seemingly lacking any sense of urgency is what inspired Offill’s latest novel, Weather – a must-read […]

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RevUU Spring 2021 Uncategorized

Vorm en inhoud in een relationeel samenspel: Medicalisering van verliefdheid en de kracht van verhalen in Hanna Bervoets’ Efter  

Door Lydia Fris Hanna Bervoets schrijft dit jaar het Boekenweekgeschenk Wat wij zagen, dat deze maand verschijnt. ‘Hanna is met haar inspirerende oeuvre en scherpe observaties een belangrijke stem in de literatuur en een van de meest toonaangevende vertegenwoordigers van een nieuwe generatie,’1 schreef de directeur van Collectieve Propaganda van het Nederlandse Boek (CPNB). Haar roman Efter getuigt hier het best van, en haalde de longlist […]

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Review RevUU Spring 2021

“You just want our blood on this floor” Review of Namina Forna’s The Gilded Ones

By Alyssa Vreeken Namina Forna’s literary debut hit the shelves in February. With my thesis handed in and birthday around the corner, it seemed like perfect timing — except that my favourite bookstore was closed due to Covid, and also wasn’t receiving recent publications for their click and collect due to Brexit. In other words, […]

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Essay RevUU Spring 2021

We Are Far From Polished, Far From Pristine: The Impossibility of Finding a Perfect Translator

Kayleigh Herber is an MA Literary Translation (EN-NL) graduate currently working as a freelance translator. She specialises in texts that incorporate more than one (eye-)dialect of English and literary fiction. Her other interests include the metatext and real-life context of historical fiction as well as contemporary multi-media poetry on women’s issues.  Photo by Kayleigh Herber […]

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Essay RevUU Spring 2021

The Giddy Relief of Reading Rebecca

THE GIDDY RELIEF OF READING REBECCA   (A conversation between the common reader and her brilliant friend)  by Maria Świąkowska It happens sometimes. In fact, it happens all the time. I’m reading a Classic. A Classic is supposed to pertain to humanity, of which I am a part. Which is to say: I am human. Or so I like to think.  And […]