The summer holidays are upon us. For a few weeks, you actually have time to read! Deciding which books to dedicate your precious spare time to is a big commitment. We get that. WB presents four suggestions to help you tie the knot.1) Something old – Orlando (1928)
“An evening with Rowling” was most definitely not the first event hosted by the Literary Activities Committee Etcetera (LACE). But, it was arguably the best. Zahia Siab’s enthusiasm was catching as she presented the evening in the Doelenzaal – that was hardly distinguishable from Hogwarts’ Great Hall. Gorgeous, atmospheric hall? Check. Hogwarts banners? Check. DrinksContinue reading “The LACE That Lived”
The Love-Hate Relationship between Publishers and Online Book Sales On March 31st, the Dutch book world was shocked when online sales giant Bol.com removed all of publishing house Das Mag’s books from its website. The reason, according to Das Mag, is that the publisher refused Bol.com’s new “collaboration contract”, which states that the popular webshopContinue reading “Das Mag vs. Bol.com”
This instalment of the Behind the Classic series looks at the women’s rights movement of the nineteenth century that forms the political backdrop of Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure. More specifically, it will discuss the issue of sex – or, to speak in more appropriate, Victorian terms – “conjugal rights” and a woman’s right toContinue reading “Behind the Classic 3: Marital Intimacy and Women’s Rights in Jude the Obscure”
In the ‘Behind the Classic’ series, editor-in-chief Roselinde takes you on a trip to well-known novels and their less well-known backstories. In this second instalment, she takes you through a postcolonial reading of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.
In the new ‘Behind the Classic’ series, editor-in-chief Roselinde takes you on a trip to well-known novels and their less well-known backstories. In this first, seasonally appropriate instalment, she explores the political backdrop of the most famous Christmas story of all: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
A discussion of Harper Lee’s long-expected second novel Go Set a Watchman When 31-year-old Harper Lee first entered the office of publishing house J. B. Lippincott & Co., neither she, nor her editor could have expected her manuscript to become the global phenomenon it has become. The manuscript, titled Atticus, fell into the hands ofContinue reading “End of the Watch”
New York is the city that never sleeps. Paris, according to its nickname ‘cité des rêves’ (city of dreams), is the exact opposite and when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. Yet, for those who rather dream with their eyes open and wish they could spend every waking minute inContinue reading “A Literary Guide through Oxford”