Couperus, Louis Marie Anne

Couperus, Louis Marie Anne lwē märē´ än ko͞opā´ro͝os [key], 1863–1923, Dutch novelist. In his early works he emphasized with graceful irony the determining forces of human history and environment this fatalism characterizes all his novels. Couperus is best known for the realistic family saga De Boeken der kleine Zielen (4 vol., 1901–03, tr. The Book of the Small Souls, 4 vol., 1914–18). Other works include symbolic fairy tales and verse.

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