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Children, smiling

Nothing exists that does not exist somewhere else.
– Jeroen Brouwers 456 woorden meer


The truth as a lie

“Oh Father!” Ubbe cried. “Then I’ve lied the truth!”

In a tale called de sprong der paarden en de zoete zee (in English: ‘the horses’ jump and the sweet sea’) Dutch author Harry Mulisch narrates the myth of Schokland, an ancient island in the Zuiderzee, a former inland sea in the North of the Netherlands now known as the IJsselmeer. 339 woorden meer