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Elisabeth Eybers, a Monumental Poet
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Elisabeth Eybers, a Monumental Poet

(Pierre H. dubois) The Low Countries - 1998, № 6, pp. 207-211

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The poet Elisabeth Eybers is an unusual figure in contemporary Dutch liter ature. In the first place, of course, she owes this to the power and the originality of her talent, which makes her one of the most important poets in the Dutch-speaking regions. In that tooshe is unusual, because Elisabeth Eybers became a Dutch citizen in 1986, but is originally from South Africa. This is why the language she writes in isn't Dutch, but Afrikaans, which is derived from Dutch. (with five translated poems by Elisabeth Eybers

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