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Max Havelaar

Max Havelaar - Multatuli - ISBN: 9780140445169
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Beschrijving

Based on the author's actual experiences, Max Havelaar is one of the most forceful indictments of colonialism ever written. Its portrayal of colonial cruelty in Indonesia is rendered in prose that ranges from colloquial informality to cadences of biblical resonance, and the sophistication of its satire led D. H. Lawrence to compare it to the works of Swift, Gogol, and Twain.

Roy Edwards's Vibrant Translation Conveys The Satirical And Innovative Style Of Multatuli's Autobiographical Polemic. In His Introduction, R. P. Meijer Discusses The Author's Tempestuous Life And Career, The Controversy The Novel Aroused And Its Unusual Narrative Structure.

Details

Titel: Max Havelaar
auteur: Multatuli
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 352
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
NUR: Romans
Afmetingen: 197 x 129 x 21
Gewicht: 266 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780140445169
Intern nummer: 3751459

Biografie (woord)

Multatuli is the pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820-1887). After 18 years of civil service in the Dutch East Indies, he returned to Europe in 1856 a disillusioned man. The way the natives were treated by their own as well as by the Dutch rulers offended him so much that he resigned after a public conflict. In his novel Max Havelaar he recorded his experiences. The book was published in 1860 and made him an instant success. Encouraged by this public acclaim, he decided to pursue a career as a writer. He became a sort of national conscience, inspiring emancipatory movements such as freethinkers, socialists and anarchists. Multatuli's career as a writer lasted exactly as long as his career as an official: 18 years. Then, once more profoundly disillusioned, he decided to give up writing and took refuge in Germany, where he died in February 1887.

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