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Individual in an Undivided World. Charlotte Van den Broeck, Maud Vanhauwaert and Ellen Deckwitz as New Romantic Poets
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Individual in an Undivided World. Charlotte Van den Broeck, Maud Vanhauwaert and Ellen Deckwitz as New Romantic Poets

(Laurens Ham) The Low Countries - 2018, № 26, pp. 240-255

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Interesting about young poets like Van den Broeck, Vanhauwaert and Deckwitz is that while they distance themselves from the avant-gardism of the twentieth century, they also present themselves as new Romantics. Contemporary young Dutch-speaking poets are not afraid of expressing emotions and combine a focus on the I-perspective with a sense of community, while placing people in broader social and environmental systems, as was customary in the early nineteenth century. The result is work that does well on stage and appeals to a diverse group of both younger and older poetry readers.

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