The Low Countries' view of the United States has gradually changed from admiration to sadness and frustration.
On 28 October 2004 a series of books entitled ‘Dutch Culture in a European Perspective'was launched at DeBuren, the Flemish-Netherlands House in Brussels. The books in this series are not only highly informative, they also make for thorough...
The ups and downs of the US-Netherlands relationship are expertly detailed in this hefty volume by all kinds of specialists in their own field. A veritable and superbly readable encyclopedia.
Forty years after his death, the novels of Louis Paul Boon, Flanders' most anti-authoritarian writer, are still worth reading.
‘Postcolonial Mirror’ and ‘New Colonial Reading List’ are two new important books on Dutch East Indies literature. Both editions aim at a complete revision of the existing image.
A lifetime after the end of the colonial era, Dutch Indies literature still plays off colonial myths and realities against each other, and finds words for painful, half-forgotten things.
Remembrance has replaced history as the dominant way of working through our feelings about the Second World War.