Jan Jacob Slauerhoff

Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, also known as J. Slauerhoff, was a Dutch poet and novelist. Born on September 14, 1898, in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, he became one of the most important Dutch authors of the 20th century. Slauerhoff's work is characterized by a sense of restlessness and melancholy, influenced by his experiences at sea as a ship's doctor. His notable works include the poetry collection 'Eldorado' and the novel 'Het verboden rijk' (The Forbidden Kingdom). He passed away at a young age on October 5, 1936, leaving behind a legacy of literary contributions that continue to be celebrated in Dutch literature.


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  1. 1. The Forbidden Kingdom

    "The Forbidden Kingdom" is a historical fiction novel that intertwines the stories of two men, a 20th century sailor and 16th century Portuguese poet, Luis Camões. The narrative alternates between the two, exploring the sailor's obsession with the poet's life and the poet's experiences in the East, including his journey to Macao. The book delves into themes of identity, obsession, and the clash of Eastern and Western cultures.