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Otterspeer, W.

Overview
Works: 79 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 2,944 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Correspondent, Recipient, Other
Classifications: D15.H9, 907.202
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W Otterspeer
Reading Huizinga by W Otterspeer ( )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johan Huizinga, one of the founders of cultural history, ranks among the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Published in the 1930s, his The Waning of the Middle Ages, Homo Ludens and Erasmus were immediately recognised as masterworks and widely translated. Perhaps the most influential is Huizinga's study of the formative role of play in human culture in the celebrated Homo Ludens. This engaging study by the renowned Dutch scholar Willem Otterspeer shows the same hallmark passion with which Huizinga immersed himself in history. For Huizinga, philology was the mother of all interpretative endeavour, the master skill from which all branches of humanities originate and to which they all ultimately return. Reading and writing were both part of a collective ritual that channeled human passion into beautiful forms, while passion, and how to master it, remained the fundamental fact of human life. Throughout this powerful analysis of Huizinga's oeuvre, Otterspeer remains faithful to his main philosophical tenets, in which contrast and harmony, memory and desire, are the warp and weft of his work. And again, this is precisely what Otterspeer does. Reading and writing, passion and detachment, method and mysticism are here combined in a way that would have delighted Huizinga himself
De hand van Huizinga by Johan Huizinga ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains a unique new selection of essays from Huizinga's extensive oeuvre
The bastion of liberty Leiden University today and yesterday by W Otterspeer ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Willem Otterspeer on the history of the Leiden University, a 'bastion of liberty'. Key to understanding the university as an institution
Leiden Oriental connections, 1850-1940 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For review see: J. van Goor, in: Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden, jrg. 110, afl. 1 (1995); p. 137-140
De geur van een pasgestoomde deken : de beste poezenstukken by Willem Frederik Hermans ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De mislukkingskunstenaar by W Otterspeer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Nederlandse schrijver (1921-1995) over de periode 1921-1952
Orde en trouw : over Johan Huizinga by W Otterspeer ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aan mijn voormalig vaderland : de beste essays en kritieken by Michaël Zeeman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keuze uit de artikelen over literatuur van de Nederlandse literatuurcriticus (1958-2009)
Hermans in hout : de Canadese avonturen van Willem Frederik Hermans by W Otterspeer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In juli 1948 vertrok Willem Frederik Hermans vanuit IJmuiden naar Canada. Hij zou daar enige maanden werken als assistent-houtcontroleur voor Nederlandse papierfabrieken. Intussen schreef hij veel: een reislogboek, brieven, twee verhalen en de novelle "Een veelbelovende jongeman". Hermans-biograaf Willem Otterspeer zag deze novelle als de ideale 'casestudy' om de subtiele verhouding tussen fictie en werkelijkheid bij Hermans te ontrafelen. Van het Canadese verblijf van de schrijver is namelijk veel documentair materiaal bewaard gebleven. Van dag tot dag kon Otterspeer de schrijver volgen en precies bepalen wat autobiografisch is in de novelle en wat niet. Zo komt hij tot een fascinerend reisverslag, waaruit een beeld oprijst van de jonge schrijver Hermans, die een gevecht levert om wat hem het dierbaarst is: zijn eigenheid. Een gevecht tegen epigonisme en tegen de romanopvattingen van voor de oorlog. Een gevecht dat eindigt in een literaire moord. Otterspeer toont aan dat die moord wordt gepleegd door Hermans, en wel met voorbedachten rade
Bolland : een biografie by W Otterspeer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Nederlandse filosoof G.J.P.J. Bolland (1854-1922)
De wiekslag van hun geest : de Leidse universiteit in de negentiende eeuw by W Otterspeer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wetenschap en wereldvrede : de Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen en het herstel van de internationale wetenschap tijdens het Interbellum by W Otterspeer ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorbeck, waar ben je? : een biografisch essay over De donkere kamer van Damokles by W Otterspeer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Achtergrondinformatie bij de roman van de Nederlandse schrijver (1921-1995)
Machines en emoties : Willem Frederik Hermans, Rudy Kousbroek, Ethel Portnoy : een briefwisseling by Willem Frederik Hermans ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondentie tussen de Nederlandse schrijvers in de periode 1955-1973
De draagbare Wesseling by H. L Wesseling ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een universiteit herleeft : wetenschapsbeoefening aan de Leidse Universiteit vanaf de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeven studies over de periode 1850-1950
Groepsportret met dame by W Otterspeer ( Book )
in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Huizinga voor de afgrond : het incident-Von Leers aan de Leidse universiteit in 1933 by W Otterspeer ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in Dutch and German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het bolwerk van de vrijheid De Leidse universiteit in heden en verleden by W Otterspeer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historisch overzicht in woord en beeld
Het bolwerk van de vrijheid : de Leidse universiteit, 1575-1672 by W Otterspeer ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Otterspeer, W.
Otterspeer, W., 1950-
Otterspeer, Willem
Otterspejr, Villem
Otterspejr, Villem 1950-
Languages
Dutch (61)
English (23)
German (1)
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