Hella S. Haasse and the Historical Novel

or: The Triumph of Fact over Fiction In her career as a historical novelist, Hella S. Haasse (1918-) undertook a journey to find new ways of bringing the past to life. Her first two historical novels, In a Dark Wood Wandering (Het woud der verwachting, 1949) and The Scarlet City (De scharlaken stad, 1952) are…