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 GerritsenArnon GrunbergYves PetryTon Rozeman,Peter TerrinManon UphoffWalter van den BergSanneke van Hassel,Anneliese VerbekeAnton Valens, andMaartje Wortel, with an introduction by guest editors Victor Schiferli and Sanneke van Hassel

Elsewhere, Madeline Earp introduces the poetry of Liu Xia

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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