The first literary almanac was published in France in 1765 and Dutch imitations became available from 1790. One example was the Nederlandsche Muzen Almanak, which was from the first regarded as an exemplary model of Dutch poetry by reviewers of the general cultural periodicals. Henk Eijssens asks whether the literary almanac acquired a new role in the literary field in the course of the nineteenth century. He also asks whether this particular almanac can in fat be regarded as the most important model of Dutch poetry within the genre.
H.J. Eijssens: De literaire almanak als standmeter van de Nederlandse poëzie. Gedemonstreerd aan de Nederlandsche Muzen-Almanak (1819 – 1840).
Prof. J.T. Leerssen
Dr M.T.C. Mathijsen-Verkooijen
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