Brussels: A Cultural and Literary History
Andre de Vries explores a city and country in perpetual search of an identity, still showing the scars of the Counter-Reformation, peopled by the "Spaniards of the North." He discovers a capital on the fault-line between Latin and Germanic cultures, a city so down-to-earth they had to invent surrealism.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kdunkelberg - LibraryThing
Though definitely not a substitute for a good travel guide, if you're going to Brussels, this book is packed with a lot of information to supplement that travel guide and help anyone get a better ... Read full review
Brussels (Cities of the Imagination)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
De Vries, a linguist, writer, teacher, and native of Belgium, has contributed a readable volume to the "Cities of the Imagination" series, which already covers such locations as Buenos Aires, Rome ... Read full review