Douwes Dekker attended the Latin school at Multatuli PDF, a precursor of the present Barlaeus Gymnasium. His father intended for him to become a minister, but he left school after three years without a degree.
Författare: Samuel Lublinski.
Nachdruck des Originals von 1902.
Dutch East Indies, where over the next two decades he held a series of colonial government posts. Although the general was later shown to have been in the wrong in the matter of the reprimand, Douwes Dekker himself acknowledged that he was not well suited to administrative work. He annoyed his colleagues not solely by his errors and delays but by not adhering to the unwritten rules of the local civil service. After a few months, he went on furlough to the Netherlands for health reasons. From 1852 to May 1855 he was in Holland, where he gambled extensively and accumulated more debt.
Despite his later success as a writer, he would be pursued by creditors for most of his adult life. Statue of Multatuli on a square over the Singel canal in Amsterdam. Determined to expose the scandals he had witnessed during his years in the Dutch East Indies, Douwes Dekker began to write newspaper articles and pamphlets. Little notice was taken of these early publications until, in 1860, he published his satirical anticolonialist novel Max Havelaar: The Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company under the pseudonym Multatuli. Although Multatuli’s friend and fellow writer Jacob van Lennep had seen to it that identifiable place names were changed before publication, the book still caused enormous controversy. Apologists for colonialism accused Multatuli of exaggeration, and he was unsuccesssfully pressured to withdraw the inflammatory book.