Nicolaas Beets

Nicolaas Beets was a Dutch theologian, writer, and poet. He is best known for his literary work 'Camera Obscura,' which he published under the pseudonym Hildebrand. Beets was also a professor of theology and had a significant influence on Dutch literature in the 19th century.


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  1. 1. Camera Obscura

    "Camera Obscura" is a collection of humorous and satirical sketches that provide a vivid picture of 19th-century Dutch society. It explores the social and domestic life of the middle classes, their habits, their social pretensions, their pleasures and their follies. The book also includes a series of character studies, often based on the author's acquaintances, which are presented in a light-hearted and often ironic tone.

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