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Time Travel in the Forbidden Realm: J. J. Slauerhoff's "Het verboden rijk" Viewed as a Modernist Novel

Jane Fenoulhet
The Modern Language Review
Vol. 96, No. 1 (Jan., 2001), pp. 116-129
DOI: 10.2307/3735720
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3735720
Page Count: 14
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Time Travel in the Forbidden Realm: J. J. Slauerhoff's
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Abstract

The article analyses Het verboden rijk (1931) by the Dutch poet and novelist J. J. Slauerhoff (1898-1936) as modernist fiction which is experimental, narrated from multiple viewpoints with a complex handling of time. It focuses in particular on the narrative's movement between the twentieth and sixteenth centuries, and between a radio operator and the Portuguese poet Camoens. The text is read as thematizing cultural identity, rejecting history, which is used to support the status quo, criticizing European colonial culture, and ultimately moving towards the other, non-European culture--the forbidden realm.

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