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Interview RevUU Spring 2021

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 second […]

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Essay RevUU Spring 2021

Storytelling and Solitude: Covid-19 pandemic edition

Ella van Driel is a New Zealand/Dutch writer working on her M.A. focused on literature and publication at Utrecht University. Ella is Chief Editor for the spring issue of RevUU. Her interests are in metafiction and the contextual relevance of literary works, and she has a love for incorporating her interest in historical fiction and […]

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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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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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Creative RevUU Spring 2021

LEDA – WRITE THY SELF

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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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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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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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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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Essay RevUU Spring 2021

Mothers Are People Too, and They Deserve a Lollipop

by Annika van Leeuwen New authors are often bombarded with advice about plot structure and character building. An often repeated piece of advice about characters is that you need to think about what your characters want and what they need – and the discrepancy between these two. This, the helpful experienced author says, is how […]