Brussels: A Cultural and Literary History

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Interlink Books, 2003 - Travel - 264 pages
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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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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)

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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

Contents

CHAPTER
18
CHAPTER
28
CHAPTER THREE
50
Saints Sinners
66
CHAPTER FIVE
80
CHAPTER
99
CHAPTER SEVEN
120
The Road to Waterloo
138
CHAPTER
171
CHAPTER ELEVEN
189
Victor Horta
210
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
226
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
238
FURTHER READING 251
251
INDEX OF PLACES LANDMARKS 261
261
Copyright

CHAPTER NINE
153

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About the author (2003)

Andre de Vries, a native of Ghent, is a writer and translator with a particular interest in Flemish. He is also the author of Brussels: A Cultural and Literary History.

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