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Title: Een medium voor platterts
Subtitle: De opkomst van het literaire tijdschrift in de achttiende eeuw in Noord- en Zuid-Nederland
Author(s): KLOEK, Joost
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 50    Issue: 2   Date: 2008   
Pages: 211-222
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.50.2.2033309

Abstract :
When and how did the literary magazine develop in the Netherlands? In this article I discuss briefly four early examples. The first is the Boekzaal van Europe (1692-1702), by the Rotterdam journalist Pieter Rabus. His main aim was to popularize modern scholarship but incidentally he paid attention to literature as well. A new step is made by the (anonymously edited) Vaderlandsche letteroefeningen (1760-1876), which contains many reviews of literary works. Most of them, however, are paraphrases rather than reviews. The first literary magazine in the modern sense of the word was the Po√ętische Spectator (1784) by the young poet Jacobus Bellamy. It was also the first with a polemic programmatic preface, taunting the literary establishment. The literary magazines in the then Austrian Southern Netherlands have hardly been examined up to now. Yet the weekly Vlaemschen Indicateur (1779-1787) deserves scholarly interest. It did not review literature, but it gave ample space to vernacular and translated theatre plays.

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