Abstract - Haring van Harinxma (1604-1669) was a Calvinist member of the Frisian nobility, a military man, a painter, poet and translator. This article discusses the various ways in which he used and adapted literary sources in his own work. The focus is on two prose texts: Doolhof van Socia (`Socia¿s labyrinth¿) from 1643-1646 and Vertroostinge (`Consolation¿) from 1645. The first is a romantic novel in the style of the Astrée by Honoré d Urfé, but situated in Friesland; the latter is dedicated to his parents-in-law on the occasion of the death of his first wife, a loss which Harinxma copes with by the use of Ciceronian arguments.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||De Zeventiende Eeuw|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|