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A Convenient Desert. The Low Countries as a Refuge for the Spirit
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A Convenient Desert. The Low Countries as a Refuge for the Spirit

(Luc Devoldere) The Low Countries - 2001, № 9, pp. 12-54

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A historical account of the Low Countries as a refuge for philosophers, artists, writers etc. The reader meets René Descartes in his Amsterdam study, Charlotte and Emily Brontë in a Brussels boarding school, Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth on a pavement café in Ostend, Klaus Mann in his Amsterdam ‘headquarters', and Karl Marx in a Belgian cell. With translated extracts and poems by René Descartes, Benedictus de Spinoza, Charlotte Brontë, Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, Klaus Mann, W.H. Auden, Irmgard Keun, L.P.J. Braat, Jean Améry, R.P. Cleveringa, Willem Elsschot, Györgi Konrád and Josse de Pauw.

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