Winter 1967 • Vol. XXIX No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1967 |

Invitation to Experience

Bibliotheca Neerlandica: A Library of Classics of Dutch and Flemish Literature.1 Sythoff, Leyden; Heinemann, London; London House and Maxwell, New York. Variously priced from 21s. to 30s. and from $4.75 to $6.25. The small countries of Europe all feel the ultimate frustration of having to learn other people's languages, as if they had nothing really worth saying in their own. Within the cultures of the few small nations whose languages I know a little of, great literary riches await, denied those who read only the major literary languages dominant in Western Europe: French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Though modern reasons for learning these languages do not have a literary grounding, none the less the fact that great works of literature have been written in them keeps them at the forefront of literary attention; those languages, as well as English, offer masterpieces of such overriding excellence that we cannot fail to feel guilty if we have no knowledge of them. Not so the

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Paradise Lost Regained

By Rosalie L. Colie

Bibliotheca Neerlandica: A Library of Classics of Dutch and Flemish Literature.1 Sythoff, Leyden; Heinemann, London; London House and Maxwell, New York. Variously priced from 21s. to 30s. and from $4.75 […]

Description as Poetry

By David Galler

Bibliotheca Neerlandica: A Library of Classics of Dutch and Flemish Literature.1 Sythoff, Leyden; Heinemann, London; London House and Maxwell, New York. Variously priced from 21s. to 30s. and from $4.75 […]

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