Words without Borders: May 2014: Writing on Taboos from the Netherlands and Flanders
May 2014: Taboos: New Dutch and Flemish Writing
This month we present Dutch and Flemish writing on taboos.
Thijs de Boer's brothers share everything, including addiction
Elke Guerts's perfectionist gives birth to her worst nightmare
Mensje van Keulen's angry husband storms out of the house and straight into hell
And more from Esther Gerritsen, Arnon Grunberg, Yves Petry, Ton Rozeman,Peter Terrin, Manon Uphoff, Walter van den Berg, Sanneke van Hassel,Anneliese Verbeke, Anton Valens, andMaartje Wortel, with an introduction by guest editors Victor Schiferli and Sanneke van Hassel.
And we feature a poem from Ko Un on the tragic sinking of the passenger ferry Sewol off the coast of Korea.
We thank the Nederlands Letterenfonds // Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, Flanders House, and the Flemish Literature Fund for their support.
WWB at PEN World Voices Festival 2014
Read our dispatches from this year's PEN World Voices Festival.
David Varno on Balkan Literature at The Invisible Dog
Nadia Kalman on The Literature of the Great War at the Cooper Union
Sara Rafsky on Babette's Feast 2.0 at the Judd Foundation
And Karen Phillips sends a note from this year's windy Literary Mews.
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