Natuur en kunst (NEK)

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Natuur en kunst (NEK; English, Nature and Art), a Dutch Mennonite student association, which was formed out of the student association ETEBON at Amsterdam on 17 November 1838 by A. Winkler Prins together with D. Harting, P. Leendertz Wzn, H. C. C. Dronrijp Uges, and J. G. de Hoop Scheffer, and continued until 8 August 1849. It held about 100 meetings during this time. It admitted only 17 members, and had as its main purpose the writing of humorous or satirical verse. The members came from the universities of Amsterdam, Leiden, and Utrecht, among them the later noted authors J. J. L. ten Kate and J. Kerbert, also H. Kretzer and A. Winkler Prins. The literary periodical Bragawas founded by members of the group (the first issue came out 1 December 1842), but had only a short life in spite of its high quality.


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Prins, A. Winkler. Feestavonden van de Studenten-vcreeniging NEK.

Author(s) Karel Vos
Date Published 1957

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