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Eer Vlaanderen vergaat

Jozef Simons (author), Ludo Abicht (afterword)
Eer Vlaanderen vergaat is allicht Vlaanderens belangrijkste bijdrage tot de Europese literatuur over de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Het is het boek van een frontsoldaat, die het dagelijkse leven in de loopgraven achter de IJzer aan den lijve heeft meegemaakt en er op aangrijpende wijze verslag over uitbrengt. Jozef Simons was nauw betrokken bij de clandestiene Frontbeweging en bevriend met de leiders er
Title
Eer Vlaanderen vergaat
Author
Jozef Simons
Afterword
Ludo Abicht
Language
Dutch
Edition
1
Publisher
Kalmthout: Pelckmans, 2014 | Other editions
207 p. : ill.
ISBN
9789028977297 (paperback)

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About Jozef Simons

Jozef Simons (21 May 1888, in Oelegem – 20 January 1948, in Turnhout) was a Flemish writer and poet. Jozef Simons was active in the socio-cultural life of the Campine, among other things as a President of the Association of Campine writers (1937–1948). Together with Felix Timmermans, Ernest Claes and the poet Jozef De Voght he was one the writers of the Belgian Campine during the interbellum.

Jozef Simons was born in the Kerkstraat 18 in Oelegem as a son of Louis Simons and Maria Pauline Verheyen. After graduating in commercial sciences at the Institut Supérieur de Commerce Saint-Ignace in Antwerp, Simons became from 1909 up to 1923 house teacher of Count Brouchoven de Bergeyck in Beveren-Waas. During World War I, from 1916 and until 1919 he served as a soldier, first as a gunner, afterwards as interpreter for the British army. On 8 May 1920 he married Maria Engels, and lived in Schilde. When Count Jozef de Brouchoven de Bergeyck …Read more on Wikipedia

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