The Hidden Force
A Paperback edition by Louis Couperus in English and Dutch, Middle (ca.1050-1350) (Sep 1, 2012)
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Short Description: A withering indictment of Dutch colonialism, Louis Couperus's The Hidden Force is a vivid portrait offin-de-siècle moral and social decay.... Read more
A withering indictment of Dutch colonialism, Louis Couperus's The Hidden Force is a vivid portrait offin-de-siècle moral and social decay.
A mystical Javan prince and a promiscuous wife are twin challenges to Dutch Commissioner Van Oudijck's seemingly impregnable authority. As he struggles to maintain control of his district and his family, ancient local traditions reassert their influence and colonial power begins to disintegrate. Set at the height of Dutch colonial rule in the East Indies, this classic of Dutch literature portrays the clash between Western rationalism and indigenous mysticism through an evocative and sensual narrative.
Translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent, Louis Couperus's The Hidden Force is published by Pushkin Press.
- Louis Couperus
- Translated by
- Paul Vincent
- Designed by
- British Museum
- Pushkin Press
- Publication date
- Sep 1, 2012
- Product dimensions
- 121 x 165 x 30mm