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Grounds for Memory. Colonial Literature from the Former Dutch East Indies
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Grounds for Memory. Colonial Literature from the Former Dutch East Indies

(E.M. Beekman) The Low Countries - 1993, № 1, pp. 90-98

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From Georg Everhard Rumphius to Beb Vuyk and A. Alberts, we see that Dutch colonial literature is not a poor relation of mainstream Dutch letters. It developed continguously with Western literature, acquiring its own specific themes, mandating its own preferred style, developing its own distinctive echoes. The actuality of the life that fed this writing may be gone but the oeuvre it wrought has not dated and provides an understanding of an ever-receding past .

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