Grief, Frustration, and A Telephone Connection:

An Interview With Emma van Meyeren by Annika van Leeuwen On a Friday evening in the beginning of May, the RevUU team invited Emma van Meyeren to speak about her collection of essays Ook ik ben Stukgewaaid, which was published in November 2020 by Uitgeverij Chaos. Especially for RevUU, Emma translated part of her secondContinue reading “Grief, Frustration, and A Telephone Connection:”

The Giddy Relief of Reading Rebecca

THE GIDDY RELIEF OF READING REBECCA   (A conversation between the common reader and her brilliant friend)  by Maria Świątkowska 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.  AndContinue reading “The Giddy Relief of Reading Rebecca”

Lover’s confession

Lover’s confession by Mikolaj Bać  “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”  Buddha  Photo by Mikolaj Bać Why do people still need personal essays in the era of exhibitionism, performed by celebrities on a regular basis? Perhaps even the quote above is taken from a lame motivational site called Great FocusContinue reading “Lover’s confession”

Storytelling and Solitude: Covid-19 pandemic edition

Storytelling and Solitude: Covid-19 pandemic edition by Ella van Driel We need isolation to create art, but we need connection with art to truly understand our own isolation. Especially in 2020, isolation plays on all of our minds. The global pandemic has created a reality for most of us where we have to isolate ourselvesContinue reading “Storytelling and Solitude: Covid-19 pandemic edition”

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

LEDA – WRITE THY SELF

LEDA WRITE THY SELF By Leda Serikoglu HERE LIES THE BRUTAL DICHOTOMY OF THE DEAD. Some are taught the sky is the limit Some are warned to mind the ground Yet even with the Heavens and Earths colliding… She counted reveries which could not be found, but conjured out of twenty-six by two cases theContinue reading “LEDA – WRITE THY SELF”

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-readContinue reading “Finding Wit in Worry: A Review of Jenny Offill’s Weather”

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

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