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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.

Currently reading

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

De Stille Kracht

De Stille Kracht - Louis Couperus A gripping novel that highlights the tensions and fears of the supernatural that fester between two ethnic groups (Dutch and Javanese) in Colonial Indonesia.