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Liefde is een zwaar beroep : persoonlijke kroniek 1997

Rogi Wieg (author)

Liefde is een zwaar beroep : persoonlijke kroniek 1997

Subject
Wieg, Rogi
Title
Liefde is een zwaar beroep : persoonlijke kroniek 1997
Author
Rogi Wieg
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Amsterdam: De Arbeiderspers, 1998
331 p.
ISBN
90-295-5626-9

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About Rogi Wieg

Robert Gabor Charles "Rogi" Wieg (also spelled Vig; August 21, 1962 – July 15, 2015) was a Dutch poet, novelist and musician.

Biography

Robert Gabor Charles Wieg was born on 21 August 1962 in Delft in the Netherlands. His parents had fled from Hungary in 1956 and had settled in the Netherlands a year later.

Wieg was trained in classical music during his youth, but at the age of sixteen, he started to favor blues music and Dutch chanson. He has worked for Liesbeth List. Wieg was the editor of the literary magazines Tirade and Measure. He was a poetry critic for Het Parool between 1986 and 1999. In 1999, Wieg began with painting and drawing. As an artist he was self-taught. Together with Mari Alföldy, Wieg translated poetry from Hungarian.

His life was marked by severe depression. He was regularly admitted to psychiatric hospitals to undergo electroshock therapy and he attempted suicide three times.

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