In de demonische schaduw van de grote meester | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1876-9071
  • E-ISSN: 2214-5729



In 1979, the Dutch author Louis Ferron published the novel , a literary work that often is linked to postmodernism. The nineteenth century tale ‘Der Sandmann’ by E.T.A. Hoffmann serves as one of the narrative’s many intertexts. In this article, I will examine whether the same cultural templates show up in both ‘Der Sandmann’ and . Although does include more or less the same cultural templates as ‘Der Sandmann’, my research also shows in which way Ferron adapts those templates to suit his own worldview.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): De gallische ziekte; cultural narratology; Der Sandmann; E.T.A. Hoffmann; Louis Ferron
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