Charles Edgar Du Perron

Perron, Charles Edgar Du

 

Born Nov. 2, 1899, in Batavia, now Jakarta, Indonesia; died May 14, 1940, in Bergen. Dutch writer.

Perron worked as a journalist in Paris. He wrote the autobiographical novels A Preparation (1927), The Homeland (1935), and Scandal in Holland (1939). These works expressed the writer’s derisive and cold attitude toward the world of philistine prosperity, as well as his romantic fervor and his respect for man. Perron was greatly influenced by Multatuli (Eduard Douwes Dekker), to whom he dedicated the book The Man From Lebak (1937). Perron also wrote the poetry collections Parlando (1930) and Microchaos (1932) and such literary critiques as the collection The Thin Man (1934).

WORKS

Verzameld werk [vols. 1-7]. Amsterdam, 1954-59.

REFERENCE

Van Leeuwen, W. L. M. E. Drie vrienden: Menno ter Braak, H. Mars-man, E. du Perron; Studies en herinneringen. Antwerp, 1963.
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