3 comments on “Two books, one by Paul Bowles, and one by Matthew Parker

  1. Read a crit of the last one. Sounded interesting. Destroyed by slavery, wasn’t it? The evil bourgeois ruin everything.

  2. Hi Homo. No, it wasn’t destroyed by slavery. It was destroyed by the Dutch, mostly, and by the settlers who sailed away and decided to strip the colony bare. The original easy, live-and-let-live atmosphere enjoyed by the first settlers, who despite their religious and political differences, lived in relative harmony, did change once slaves were introduced. The first settlers were what you might call bourgeois. It was when the lower class, originally indented servants, from Barbados arrived that things changed for the worse.

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