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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 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.  And […]

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Essay RevUU Spring 2021

Lover’s confession

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 Focus Quotes. I don’t know. Does it really matter, though? People have read, people still read, and people will read. In the same manner as I […]

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Essay RevUU Spring 2021

Storytelling and Solitude: Covid-19 pandemic edition

Isolation can be found in humanity’s stories since we first started to record them. When I started reading for myself as a child, really got lost in the many fantastic stories available to me, I finally felt truly connected to the people around me. The Mercies seemed to exemplify that sentiment. Our heroines Maren 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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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 […]