A Forgotten Classic. The Work of Louis Couperus in English
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A Forgotten Classic. The Work of Louis Couperus in English

(Paul Vincent) The Low Countries - 1998, № 6, pp. 103-111

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Louis Couperus' prolific talent as a storyteller, virtually unrivalled among his contemporaries, won him many admiring readers in English translation at the turn of the twentieth century, and provoked favourable comparisons with both Galsworthy an Henry James. His versatility and range of settings, from the contemporary Netherlands and Dutch East Indies to ancient Greece and Rome, and from medieval Europe to the quasi-Ruritania of ‘Majesty', had a wide popular appeal (with ‘The Binoculars' by Louis Couperus).

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