High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Guido Gezelle, a Limpid Singer
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Guido Gezelle, a Limpid Singer

(Jozef Deleu) The Low Countries - 1999, № 7, pp. 100-107

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As a poet, Guido Gezelle is as much a seeker as a finder. Whatever he touches with his words rediscovers the purity of the first day. This makes him unique. It also explains why those who sought to imitate him always fell short of him. In his poetry Gezelle created a language all his own. (with nine translated poems)

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