Cousin’s Graduation Project Makes NL National Paper

My cousin Bart is quoted extensively on his graduation project resource by the literary supplement to the Dutch national newspaper NRC.

For readers who don’t read Dutch, Bart’s thesis is that literary magazines in The Netherlands have lost their significance as a breeding ground for new talent and as a forum for debate about literature. He substantiates this claim by tallying for two time periods (late seventies vs. mid-naughties) which proportion of debuting authors were first published in literary magazines: the decline is considerable.

For those that do read Dutch, a summary is available at the poetry blog De Contrabas. This site also make the entire thesis document available. You might also Google for ripples in the literary pond.

Great job doctorandus Bart!

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