Centre for Low Countries Events Publication
- Travelling and Translation: An Evening with Abdelkader Benali
- Sir Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens: Anglo-Dutch Science and Politics around 1688
- Revolutionary ideas on taxation: The Dutch fiscal policy of the period 1795-1814
- Religious Coexistence in a Low Countries Health Resort: Protestants and Catholics at Spa
- Peter Buwalda discusses his award-winning novel 'Bonita Avenue'
- Festival of the Arts: 'You must read this book'
- The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews
- Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin
- Discord and Consensus: 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies
- I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)
- Literatuur en ‘wij’: The challenge of community in contemporary art from the Low Countries
Festival of the Arts: 'You must read this book'
Publication date: May 16, 2014 11:34:31 AM
May 28, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: May 28, 2014 8:00:00 PM
Location: Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Nobel prize winner J.M. Coetzee’s translation of A Posthumous Confession
As part of the UCL Festival of the Arts, Professor Jane Fenoulhet will tell us why Marcellus Emants’ novel A Posthumous Confession is a must-read book, competing against colleagues from across UCL who will try to convince you that Rudyard Kipling’s Mrs Bathurst and José Saramago’s The Cave should take top place on your reading list.
‘Since the time of Rousseau we have seen the growth of the genre of the confessional novel, of which A Posthumous Confession is a singularly pure example. Termeer [the narrator], claiming to be unable to keep his dreadful secret, records his confession and leaves it behind as a monument to himself, thereby turning a worthless life into art.’
—J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2003.
Register on Eventbrite for free tickets.
A drinks reception will follow in the North Cloisters.