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The structure of a novel

For my thesis I have to discuss a Dutch novel. The structure is built up in 12 chapters. I have been thinking about why this could be. My first thought was that it refers to the hours of a day or the months in a year or maybe even to the fact that the romans didn't count in decimals.

After reading a review of another book of this guy I started thinking that he's referring to a structure that has been used before in history. The problem is that this book I'm discussing hasn't been discussed yet and I wouldn't know where the structure comes from.

If you can think of anything (from the romans/Greeks, musical pieces, verse rhythm,...) this could be connected with it would be greatly appreciated.

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but as I said I like 'Tussen mes en keel' a lot, but I doubt the amount of chapters refers to something. i'm pretty sure 12 was the number of chapters he need to tell his story.
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but as I said I like 'Tussen mes en keel' a lot, but I doubt the amount of chapters refers to something. i'm pretty sure 12 was the number of chapters he need to tell his story.
I thought about it too, but I guess it's quite unlikely as he said once in an interview he never does something without purpose. The example he gave in that interview was about structure.

I also found some links with Malcolm Lowry's 'Under the volcano' which make sense.

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