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dc.contributor.authorGorter, Herman
dc.contributor.authorVincent, Paul (translated by)
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11 13:45:08
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:28:07Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:28:07Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier577531
dc.identifierOCN: 945782838en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33041
dc.description.abstractCommonly viewed as a revolutionary and propagandist Herman Gorter (1864–1927) is often overlooked despite his lasting contribution to Dutch poetry. This selection of thirty-one poems, translated by Paul Vincent, focuses on Gorter’s experimental love and nature lyrics in Poems of 1890, and the Introductionsets the poems in the context of his earlier seminal work 'Mei' (May) as well as his often neglected Socialist verse. The lyrical expansiveness, consistent use of rhyme and vivid imagery of the Dutch landscape that characterises 'Mei' evolves into more fragmentary verse in Poems of 1890, and the joyful celebratory tone of Gorter’s poetry increasingly co-exists with a sense of isolation and introspection. This can be viewed in the context of a rapidly changing political scene in Europe in the prelude to the First World War and the Russian Revolution. This is a valuable collection that revisits Gorter’s literary and political legacy, and introduces English-speaking readers to a selection of his most accessible and lyrical poems.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.languageDutch; Flemish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DC Poetry
dc.subject.othernetherlands
dc.subject.otherdutch poetry
dc.subject.othertranslation
dc.subject.otherherman gorter
dc.subject.otherpolitics
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.otherlove
dc.subject.otherpaul vincent
dc.subject.othercommunism
dc.subject.otherlow countries
dc.subject.otherpoems
dc.subject.othernature
dc.subject.othersocialism
dc.subject.otherLachen River
dc.titleHerman Gorter: Poems of 1890, A Selection
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781910634066
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781910634066;9781910634127
oapen.pages104
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Herman Gorter - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Gorter; Lachen River - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachen_River; Netherlands - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands
oapen.identifier.ocn945782838


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