A Country of Bores and Windbags. The Netherlands Seen Through the Lens of Max Havelaar and Turkish Delight
(Cyrille Offermans ) The Low Countries - 2011, № 19, pp. 62-71
Turkish Delight, both book and film were perfect expressions of the upheaval of the sixties and its hedonistic paradise. The literary prototype of the Dutch bourgeois, however, dates from the nineteenth century: a personage named Batavus Droogstoppel (Drystubble), one of the narrators of Max Havelaar. Offermans sees in the contemporary Liberals and Christian Democrats the ideological heirs of this Droogstoppel and the Reverend Wawelaar, his ideological spokesman.
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