Looking for the Other Self. The Work of Kristien Hemmerechts
(Jos Borré) The Low Countries - 1995, № 3, pp. 208-216
In a relatively short time Kristien Hemmerechts has become one of the most prominent of her generation of authors, a large group who are innovative in different fields. In the second half of the eighties, that group brought a long period of impasse and hesitancy in Flemish literature to an end. In their lack of control and their failure to view life as a coherent whole, the characters in her novels and short stories testify to a very ‘postmodern' powerless sense of life. The representation of their wry sense of uneasiness in a world full of disjointed dimensions leads to a reading experience that is at the same time fascinating and profoundly disquieting. (with a translated extract from ‘Back' by Kristien Hemmerechts)
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