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LITERARY HISTORY I: Louis Couperus Receives Literary Prize

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How about a little literary history to start this week off?

 

On this date in 1890, Louis Couperus, author of Eline Vere,  received the prestigious D.A. Thiemeprijs (D.A. Thieme Prize, named after publisher D.A.Thieme), securing Couperus as a major Dutch novelist. Couperus became to the Dutch naturalistic novel what Flaubert was to the French naturalistic novel.

 

Check out more information on Louis Couperus and Eline Vere here.

 

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