Friday, July 16, 2010

Dutchness And The Google

Want to learn more about Dutch history? You're in luck: the Dutch library system is partnering with Google Books to scan more than 160,000 books into its database, making it accessable to anyone who wants to read it. Worldwide.

Anyone who speaks Dutch, I presume, which is pretty much the Dutch. So perhaps not so worldwide.

Still, I like it. I'll translate for you if you want.


  1. One of the few Dutch readers in English is Harry Mullisch. I've read one or two of his.

  2. He's pretty good, one of the icons of Dutch lit.