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Title: Kunstenaar, aristocraat en zakenman
Subtitle: Louis Couperus' self-fashioning
Author(s): KEMPERINK, Mary
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 55    Issue: 3   Date: 2013   
Pages: 375-401
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.55.3.2990702

Abstract :
Louis Couperus was not only an artist, but also a member of a distinguished, almost aristocratic family. Moreover, owing to circumstances he was forced during all his life to live from the proceeds of his writing. This article focuses on the following question: how does Couperus’s self-fashioning relate to the complex of social positions he held as an aristocrat, an artist and a literary hack? How did Couperus present himself in public in this field of tension? Erwin Goffmann’s theory on self-fashioning is chosen as the theoretical framework of this discussion.

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