High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Passion Play
For subscribers

Passion Play

(Filip Matthijs) The Low Countries - 2008, № 16, pp. 89-98

This is an article from our print archives. Please be patient as we have to scan it

About love and lust in the contemporary Low Countries. There's no heart without loins and no loins without heart, and just think what your head can get up to. Love is a battlefield, lust is a struggle in which your body and soul are at stake, and desire does not necessarily make your life easier, let alone happier. These days, though, it is omnipresent, as Tommy Wieringa declares in his Dynamics of Desire (2007). It has turned the life of the postmodern sexual majority into one big passion play that is not to be directed by anyone, with a rollercoaster ride through fear and joy, pain and pleasure , seduction and control, disappointment and satisfaction, replacing the classic Way of the Cross – but with a great many resurrections, so that you can die over and over again.

Continue reading?

The article you want to access is behind a paywall. You can purchase this article or subscribe to access all the low countries articles.




Sign in

Register or sign in to read or purchase an article.


You are visiting this website through a public account.
This allows you to read all articles, but not buy any products.

Important to know

When you subscribe, you give permission for an automatic re-subscription. You can stop this at any time by contacting emma.reynaert@onserfdeel.be.