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"Ein Haus ohne Bücher ist wie ein Zimmer ohne Fenster" -Heinrich Mann

"Alleen in mijn gedichten kan ik wonen" -Jan Slauerhoff

LEZENSWAARD ("Worth Reading") is an international literature website with poetry & book excerpts. Click on language tab in Navigation Menu: NL, English (more than 1200 authors), ... - "Poetry" or "Prose" - scroll Author Names - click on the required Name and find texts.

LEZENSWAARD is een internationale literatuurwebsite met gedichten & boekfragmenten die focust op Nederlands-, Engels-, Frans-, Duitstalige auteurs, e.a. (1100 en enige NL dichters!)

"Kon de tijd maar / stil blijven staan / dan ving ik hem / in dit gedicht / en liet hem / nooit meer gaan" (G.V.)

FURTHER INFORMATION: www.Lezenswaard.be, an independent literature website with poetry & book excerpts, is a private non-profit initiative of Zaj De Meester, webmaster & editor, to which all rights are reserved ©. Only for non-commercial, personal or educatonal fair use. The concept and contents of this literature website cannot be traded by a third party. Similar/identical selections of texts or authors cannot be used in another publication - in any form or by any means - without reference to source, nor stored in a retrieval system. You can look up an Author's Name, a Title or a phrase by entering it in the SEARCH Engine of the Navigation Menu at the top of this Page. Every time you click "Home", another "TODAY'S SPECIAL", a text at random, is shown on the left side of the Homepage. The authors mentioned are all obviously good, = very good, = excellent, = overwhelming. 4600 authors are selected. According to Google Analytics www.Lezenswaard.be has had 226 000 pageviews and 88 000 visitors up to now, of which 27 000 regular readers, from all over the world. The NL, EN, FR & DE texts (Microsoft Word) are shown in the original language. All texts shown are the copyright of their respective owners and were already available online before they were incorporated. Any statements or opinions expressed in this anthology reflect the views of the author only. Quotation of source n/a due to lack of resources. Please use the "CONTACT" tab in the Navigation Menu for having a notable text/translation added, when a text is inaccurate or when the authorship or the name of an author is wrongly indicated. The aforementioned editor is sovereign in his selection and can remove/add a (block of) text of an author if need be; consequently, the contents of this literature website vary continuously. Courtesy should be observed when asking for admission/modification to this anthology. If the origin of a poem or excerpt is unclear, the mention "Anonymous" is shown or the presumable author's name is followed by a question mark. SELECTION CRITERIA: author's good name, personal taste of the editor and above all 'Literary Merit' : Is it well written ? Is it fascinating /interesting /original /timeless /universal, etc. ? Does it evoke an emotional response ? Lezenswaard is on FACEBOOK too: 2 500 followers, each day two new selections. Lezenswaard Facebook Lezenswaard on FB