About the Dutch National Book Week and the Horrors of an Oral Examination

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Yesterday marked the start of the traditional Dutch Book Week, an event to promote buying books. To start things off, all writers of a certain name and fame met for drinks and dances at “The Book Ball”, leaving the ones that were not invited grudging about why they had to … Continue reading

Von Kotzewho?

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The playwright, the murder, and….. well, one of his plays Every student of German history knows the name of the playwright August Von Kotzebue. Not because his plays were especially good, but because he was stabbed to death in 1819 by the radicalist theology student Karl Ludwig Sand. Back in … Continue reading