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The Netherlands vs Belgium in Elsschot's Cheese

Flemish dialectal features versus Standard Dutch in Kaas Elsschot grew up in Antwerp and learnt the local dialect as his "native language". This is also the dialect that he and his wife used ...
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Is the character named Boorman supposed to be the same person across Elsschot's œuvre?

In Lijmen/Soft Soap and Het Been/The Leg, Boorman is the second-most important character after narrator and protagonist Frans Laarmans. He "inherited" the World Magazine for Finance, Trade, ...
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Is the character named Laarmans supposed to be the same person across Elsschot's œuvre?

Frans Laarmans is the protagonist (or at least a narrator) in the following novels and novellas: Lijmen – Het been (Soft Soap – The Leg, 1923, 1938, respectively), Kaas (Cheese, 1933), Tsjip (1934), ...
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Why is Laarmans so specific about the address of his representative in Bruges?

De Rozenhoedkaai is a real location in Bruges (and frequently photographed by tourists). (View from Rozenhoedkaai, blue hour. By Arcalino. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.) In Georges Rodenbach's ...
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