notes on dutch literature

Dutch Penguin Classics

In Masters on October 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Penguin Classics

Penguin published a few Dutch in the Penguin Classics. The series collects the best literature from all over the world. It’s therefore no wonder that two very influential Dutch books like In Praise of Folly, letter to Maarten van Dorp by Dutch renaissance humanist Desiderius Erasmus (first published in Dutch as Lof der Zotheid in 1511) and Max Havelaar, Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company by Multatuli (published in 1860) are part of this amazing collection.

Two other titles in this series have a Dutch origin as well: The Letters of Vincent van Gogh and The Noble man and other Romances by Isabelle de Charrière. The latter author is Dutch born novelist (also known as Belle van Zuylen, 1740 – 1805), she lived half of her life in Switzerland and published in French.

 

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