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Hendrik Conscience : de muze en de mammon

Over de man die ‘zijn volk leerde lezen’, wordt nog regelmatig geschreven. Tal van hedendaagse auteurs zouden wel eens verbaasd kunnen opkijken, als ze vernemen hoeveel edities die verhalen beleefden, in hoeveel talen ze vertaald werden en hoe vaak die vertalingen herdrukt werden. Misschien rijst dan ook bij velen het vermoeden dat Conscience het geld met de rijf binnengehaald heeft. De geschieden
Title
Hendrik Conscience : de muze en de mammon
Author
August Keersmaekers
Language
Dutch
Edition
1
Publisher
Gent: Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, 2009
324 p. : ill.
ISBN
9789072474810 (paperback)
Placing suggestion
Nederlands 853.6 (SISO)

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About August Keersmaekers

August Albert Keersmaekers (1920–2009) was a Belgian literary scholar, with a particular interest in Dutch-language literature of the 17th through to early 20th centuries, and the literature of the Kempen. He identified a number of poems by Gerbrand Bredero, which had been assumed to reflect incidents in the poet's own life, as translations of French originals, fundamentally changing the understanding of Bredero's character and literary career.

Life

Keersmaekers was born in Retie on 26 October 1920, the youngest of five children in a farming family. He was educated at the local primary school and then at the Minor Seminary in Hoogstraten. In 1938 the family moved to Arendonk, and August matriculated at the Catholic University of Leuven. During his years as a student he was also involved in literary and cultural activities. In 1942 he graduated Licentiate in Germanic Philology, with an additional certificate for teaching in secondary edu…Read more on Wikipedia

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