Albert Alberts

Albert Alberts (1911-1996) was a writer, translator and journalist. He studied Indology and as a government official lived in the Dutch East Indies until 1946. He published essays and memoirs as well as novels and stories. In 1975 he was awarded the Constantijn Huygens Prize and in 1995 the P.C. Hooft Prize for his work as a whole.

The Islands

The Islands

(G.A. van Oorschot, 1952, 180 pages)

Albert Alberts was over forty when his stories, later collected as The Islands, were first published. His debut was extraordinary in that it held back none of its promise. It was perfect, composed in just the right tone and in the ideal form.

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