‘Ah, the comfort of a comparison'. The Poetry of Herman de Coninck
(Hugo Brems) The Low Countries - 1997, № 5, pp. 212-219
Herman de Coninck was a literary editor and an essayist who wrote infectiously about poetry. But first and foremost he was the most popular poet in Flanders. He wrote about subjects close to home, in a simple and accessible language of rare virtuosity and taking a balanced approach to his themes: humorous and playful, but without diminishing their underlying seriousness and tragic element. (with five translated poems by Herman de Coninck)
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