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Dutch Columnists: Pim Fortuyn, Xaviera Hollander, Ronald Plasterk, Youp Van 't Hek, Victoria Koblenko, Gerrit Komrij, Ramon Stoppelenburg
by:General Books LLC
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Pim Fortuyn, Xaviera Hollander, Ronald Plasterk, Youp Van 't Hek, Victoria Koblenko, Gerrit Komrij, Ramon Stoppelenburg, Leon de Winter, Mohammed Benzakour, Jessica...
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Pim Fortuyn, Xaviera Hollander, Ronald Plasterk, Youp Van 't Hek, Victoria Koblenko, Gerrit Komrij, Ramon Stoppelenburg, Leon de Winter, Mohammed Benzakour, Jessica Durlacher, Jan-Hein Kuijpers, Hassnae Bouazza, Theodor Holman, Kees Klop, Jan Beijert. Excerpt: Gerrit Komrij Gerrit Jan Komrij (Winterswijk , March 30, 1944) is a Dutch poet , novelist , translator , critic , polemic journalist and playwright . From 2000 to 2004 he was the Dutch Dichter des Vaderlands , or Poet Laureate . Life Gerrit Jan Komrij was born in the eastern Dutch town of Winterswijk. In 1968 his first volume of poetry was published, Maagdenburgse halve bollen en andere gedichten . In the seventies he grew to be a critic of television, literature and architecture, well-feared for his colourful and sarcastic sense of language. Prose In the meantime the critic and poet also wrote several autobiographical works, for instance Verwoest Arcadië ('Arcadia Demolished', 1980) and Demonen ('Demons', 2003). He also authored several novels, Over de bergen ('Over the Mountains'), Dubbelster ('Double Star') and De klopgeest ('Poltergeist'). Books about books, anthologies Komrij is a collector of rare and absurd books, and has written extensively about them. Old homosexual literature, quaint 18th and 19th century poets, and ancient literature about farting are some of his more remarkable subjects. Many of his book articles were put together in collections like Verzonken boeken ('Sunk Books'), Averechts ('The Other Way') and Kakafonie ('Cacaphonia')--the latter subtitled An Encyclopedia of Shit . In 1979 Komrij published a new standard Dutch poetry anthology , De Nederlandse poëzie van de negentiende en twintigste eeuw in duizend en enige gedichten (Dutch poetry of the 19th and 20th century in 1001 poems'), which quickly...
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