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Qwallath

Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Ten Oosten van de Zon, Ten Westen van de Maan (Hardcover)

Ten Oosten van de Zon, Ten Westen van de Maan (Hardcover) - Peter Christen Asbjørnsen,  Jørgen Engebretsen Moe,  Kay Nielsen,  Marijke van Raephorst A very nice selection of Norwegian fairytales (all of the magical kind), made especially attractive by the striking illustrations of Kay Nielsen. Nielsen's style marries late 19th-century fairytale style to fine art influences from the likes of Beardsley, and the result is often very stylistic and epic, lending the tales a mythological weight here and there. A pity this volume, adequately translated into Dutch, only contains a selections of the complete tales and illustrations.