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‘Only in my poems can I dwell' The Work of J. Slauerhoff
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‘Only in my poems can I dwell' The Work of J. Slauerhoff

(Eep Francken) The Low Countries - 1999, № 7, pp. 166-174

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The poet and prose writer J. Slauerhoff is one of the most important authors in Dutch literature. Critical views on his work have nevertheless always been mixed. This article paints a portrait of this 'Frisian Rimbaud', a late romantic whose best work is a convincing portrayal of the oppressive paradoxes which determine his character (with two poems and a story in translation).

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