The Beat on Ruby's Street, a book about a young girl growing up with Beat poets, turned out very different than I expected.
When you read a lot, it is unavoidable to be influenced by the world these books create. This is not always a bad thing, but how do you make sure you keep a grip on reality?
As a former student of Greek and Latin, I have a soft spot for classical literature. If you want to start reading more classical works, here's a selection of books to get you started!
Max Havelaar is one of the big classics of Dutch literature, but was writer Multatuli really as noble as everybody thinks?
How do you handle the fact that you'll never be able to read everything you want to read?
Although Lissabon might be your first choice if you want to visit literary places in Portugal, Porto has some great things as well. Be sure to check opening times so you won’t have to stand in front of a closed door at the museum of Romanticism, like I did.
I just returned from Portugal yesterday and I loved it. I knew nothing of Portuguese literature but I visited so many literary spots and I’m such a big fan now! So if you ever want to visit Lisbon, here are the best literary places to go.
Scott Kauffman's "Revenants: The Odyssey Home" tells a very moving story featuring war traumas from the first World War and the Vietnam war, although there are some gaps in the plot.
Looking for a literary gift? I made a list of my favourite webshops for bibliophiles!
I’m lucky enough to be in a position where I get to look at a lot of poetry by beginning poets. Georgia Lundeen’s book of poems "Spare" is actually pretty good.