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Roma

ESSAY – NARRATIVE NON-FICTION The Sinti and Roma minorities are among the oldest in Europe, with a long history of exclusion and persecution. How come that this group, which is often referred to as gypsies, still causes so much controversy in our society? In Roma Kemal Rijken gives us a unique glimpse into the history […]

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The Love Lives of the Artists. Five Stories of Creative Intimacy

NON-FICTION – ESSAY As the oldest of institutions, marriage seems outdated in modern times, when each individual is encouraged to break with tradition in order to fulfill him- or herself. And so artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo seem to be paving the way toward a brave, new kind of marriage, where spouses would be […]

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Fatal Fall (Fatale val)

COMMERCIAL FICTION – WOMEN’S LITERATURE Two close friends, called “the Daphnes” by their friends and colleagues as they’re both called Daphne and are journalists with the same daily news show, decide to go a 3-month trip through the Middle East. When they’re in Jordan visiting the old town of Petra, a local advises them to […]

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The Idea M/F (Het Idee M/V)

This book offers a – much needed – new perspective on male female differences. It challenges current popular theory and shows how recent scientific discoveries tell a surprising and quite different story. The writing is accessible for a broad audience while also containing detailed notes and references for the more specialized reader. Upon publication it […]

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I Was Blind But Now I See

Click here to read the full article on James Altucher in Bloomberg Businessweek of November 17, 2011. James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, […]

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After Delphine (Na Delphine)

  Delphine Zomerland has it all: a good marriage, two lovely daughters, a successful career and a group of close friends. However, one day she leaves everyone behind and disappears without a trace. Her best friend Nina is left in despair. Why did Delphine not say anything before she left? And did she indeed leave […]

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Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward W. Said

In engaging with the richly varied and seminal scholarship of Edward W. Said, Waiting for the Barbarians aims to recover the notion of culture as a collective, hybrid and plural experience, in light of the political imperative that rules our present. Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Said and his scholarship, […]

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The Smell of Fried Bonito

“The desire to live more than one life…” A beautiful novel about Istanbul, the city of innumerable cultural and historical layers. After many years in New York, the main character is enticed by the nostalgic smell of fried bonito to return to his native Istanbul, only to find that he never really knew this city, […]

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Sophie in Weimar. A Princess of Orange in Germany.

The liberal Sophie of the Netherlands (1824-1897) is the youngest child of King William II and Queen Anna Pavlovna. Due to her modest nature, the Grand Duchess Sophie Von Sachsen Weimar Eisenach has been almost entirely overlooked in the Dutch-German history. And yet this humble princess of Orange was a woman of world-class culture, who […]

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How To Be The Luckiest Person Alive!

James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, preaching survival in an era when the American Dream — the gold-embossed college diploma, the corner office, […]

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