E. Du Perron
Edgar du Perron (1899-1940) spent his youth in Java and much of his adulthood in Europe. He was the co-founder of Forum magazine, which was dedicated to replacing the superficial elegance of literary style with the greater sincerity of literary content. Du Perron longed for independence of judgment and personality. He criticized mediocrity, imitation and literary bombast, and he opposed political coercion and other limits to freedom. He died in the Netherlands in 1940 on the day the Dutch army surrendered to the German invaders.