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Title: 'Poezijlust en vriendenliefd'
Subtitle: Literaire sociabiliteit in handschrift en druk na 1600
Author(s): MOSER, Nelleke
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 49    Issue: 2   Date: 2007   
Pages: 247-264
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.49.2.2023446

Abstract :
Recent studies have demonstrated that manuscript culture flourished in Great Britain, France, and Spain until well into the eighteenth century. The role of the manuscript in the Dutch Republic has not yet received full attention, but in the Netherlands as well, early modern literary life depended largely on the exchange of texts in manuscript. By means of three different sources: a printed miscellany, The Dutch Helicon (1610), a diary by David Beck (1624) and a manuscript miscellany by David de Moor (accomplished around 1632), I intend to show how manuscripts functioned as a means of maintaining friendships that were based on a shared love of literature.

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