Love in the Lost Republic of Amsterdam. In Praise of Doeschka Meijsing
(Philippe Noble) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2016, № 24, PP. 72-77
Doeschka Meijsing's book Over de liefde (About Love) resonates with the libertine spirit of a social group and era in which everything seemed possible, everything was regarded and discussed without prejudice, and everything was considered interesting (or not). Meijsing embodied this culture, which has already ceased to exist. It is what gives this idiosyncratic novel a patina of melancholia and nostalgia that touches my heart.