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In the BOZAR BOOK CLUB book-lovers spend an evening talking about a book under the expert guidance of a well-known moderator. If you can understand the moderator's language, you are welcome to come along, even if you don't speak it.

Buelens: "Our memory of the First World War is largely coloured by horror stories about the front. For most compatriots the occupation, however, had a greater impact on their lives. That is the theme of one of the best known and at the same time one of the least read books in our literary history: Occupied City (1921) by Paul Ostaijen, both a cultural-critical story, a typographic experiment and a political (Flemish nationalist) pamphlet. Perhaps the commemoration in 2014 of the beginning of the Great War is the perfect opportunity to really read Occupied City and think about where our country, Europe and our Western culture stand one hundred years later. "

The moderator Geert Buelens is a writer and academic. He writes about the interactions between literature and society and teaches at the University of Utrecht. His work has won the Vlaamse Cultuurprijs voor Essay and the Arkprijs van het Vrije Woord. He is also known for his columns and opinion pieces for various publications, including De Standaard, De Morgen, and Le Soir.

The books are for sale with reduction in Sterling Books (www.sterlingbooks.be)