The Forbidden Kingdom

Jan Jacob Slauerhoff

Slauerhoff's The Forbidden Kingdom is a blend of historical chronicle, fiction and commentary, bringing together the seemingly unrelated lives of a twentieth century ship's radio operator and the sixteenth century Portuguese poet-in-exile, Luis Camoes.

Slauerhoff draws his reader into a dazzling world of exoticism, betrayal and exile, where past and present merge and the possibility of death is never far away.

Through a narrative that evolves into a critique of European history, culture and colonialism, Slauerhoff speculates about the lessons to be learnt from history.

Translated by Paul Vincent

304 pp
Published 30/08/2012
ISBN 9781906548889
Pushkin Collection

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