Menschenwee is a 1903 Dutch socialist novel by Israël Querido. The 1910 translation, Toil of Men, was read, among others, by D.H. Lawrence.Socialist elements are evident in his treatment of the human condition in this novel, a detailed description of the miseries he witnessed among the people of Beverwijk, where he was then living.
Klaus Heinrich Thomas Mann was a German writer and dissident. He was the son of Thomas Mann, a nephew of Heinrich Mann and brother of Erika Mann and Golo Mann.
Edward Carpenter was an English utopian socialist, poet, philosopher, anthologist, an early activist for gay rights and prison reform whilst advocating vegetarianism and taking a stance against vivisection. As a philosopher, he was particularly known for his publication of Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure. Here, he described civilisation as a form of disease through which human societies pass.
Martin Eden is a 1909 novel by American author Jack London about a young proletarian autodidact struggling to become a writer. It was first serialized in The Pacific Monthly magazine from September 1908 to September 1909 and then published in book form by Macmillan in September 1909.
Jacob Israël de Haan was a Dutch Jewish literary writer, lawyer and journalist who immigrated to Palestine in 1919, and was assassinated in Jerusalem in 1924 by the Zionist paramilitary organization Haganah for his anti-Zionist political activities.
Jozef Israëls was a Dutch painter. He was a leading member of the group of landscape painters referred to as the Hague School and was, during his lifetime, "the most respected Dutch artist of the second half of the nineteenth century."
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists (1914) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Irish house painter and sign writer Robert Noonan, who wrote the book in his spare time under the pen name Robert Tressell. Published after Tressell's death from tuberculosis in the Liverpool Royal Infirmary in 1911, the novel follows a house painter's efforts to find work in the fictional English town of Mugsborough to stave off the workhouse for himself, his wife and his son. The original title page, drawn by Tressell, carried the subtitle: "Being the story of twelve months in Hell, told by one of the damned, and written down by Robert Tressell."
Adrianus Franciscus Theodorus van der Heijden is a Dutch writer.
Charles Edgar du Perron, more commonly known as E. du Perron, was a Dutch poet and author. He is best known for his literary acclaimed masterpiece Land van herkomst of 1935. Together with Menno ter Braak and Maurice Roelants he founded the short-lived but influential literary magazine Forum in 1932.
Emanuel Querido was a successful Dutch publisher as the founder and owner of N.V. Em. Querido Uitgeversmaatschappij, which published Dutch titles, and of Querido Verlag, which published titles of German writers in exile from Nazi Germany. Although he and his wife were murdered by the Nazis in 1943, his company has gone on to publish several important authors.
Frank Adam is a Flemish author, mostly writing plays and philosophical works. He began writing in 1992 and is a member of the editorial team of the Dutch-language literary periodical De Brakke Hond and in addition, he is a teacher at the writers academy in Bruges.
Patrick John Francis Cosgrave was a British-Irish journalist and writer. A staunch supporter of the British Conservative Party, he was an adviser to Margaret Thatcher whilst she was Leader of the Opposition.
Menschenwee is a 1921 Dutch silent film directed by Theo Frenkel, based on the 1903 novel of the same name by Israël Querido.
Bougainville: Een gedenkschrift is a novel by Dutch author F. Springer. Published in 1981, it won the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prijs in 1982. The novel is one of the author's most popular and was Springer's first big literary success. It is set in the nineteenth-century Dutch colonial past and contemporaneous Bangladesh, and is based on the experiences of the author, who grew up in the Dutch East Indies and was stationed in Bangladesh as a diplomat.
De Arbeiderspers is a Dutch publishing company, started as a socialist enterprise. The name means 'The Workers' Press'.
A Trumpet in the Wadi is a 1987 novel by Sami Michael. It details a love story between a Russian Jewish immigrant and an Arab Christian woman in the Wadi Nisnas of Haifa. The novel has been adapted for the stage five times in Israel, as well as for a film in 2001. The film version of the book won many prizes–First Prize at Haifa International Film Festival, the Haifa Culture Foundation prize, the Israeli Academy prize for Best Drama, First Prize in the Film Festival for Love Stories in Russia, and Best Actor at the Geneva Festival.
Sadet Karabulut is a Dutch politician and former civil servant and trade unionist of Kurdish descent. As a member of the Socialist Party, she has been an MP since 30 November 2006. She focuses on matters of social affairs, female emancipation, and social integration.
Raden Mas Noto Soeroto (1888-1951) was a Javanese prince from the Jogjakarta noble house of Paku Alaman was a poet and writer of Dutch Indies literature and journalist from the Dutch East Indies. He significantly contributed to the Dutch literary system by exploring new literary themes and focusing on indigenous protagonists, at the same time drawing attention to indigenous culture and the indigenous plight.
A. den Doolaard is the pseudonym of the Dutch writer and journalist Cornelis Johannes George (Bob) Spoelstra Jr.
Israël Querido was a Dutch naturalist novelist. His novels are sympathetic to workers and the Socialist movement.
Len Doherty (1930–1983) was a British miner, journalist and writer. He has been named as "among the most important practitioners of the socialist novel in Britain."