Stefan Hertmans


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in Gent, Belgium
March 31, 1951

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Stefan Hertmans is a Flemish Belgian author, poet and essayist. He is the author of a literary and essayistic oeuvre - including poetry, novels, essays, plays, short stories. His poetry has been translated into various languages and he has taught at the Ghent Secondary Art Institute and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. He has given lectures at the Sorbonne University, the universities of Vienna, Berlin and Mexico City, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and University College London. His work has been published in The literary Review (Madison) The Review of contemporary fiction (Illinois) and Grand Street (New York). He was awarded the ECI Literatuurprijs and the Golden Book Owl Audience Award for War and Turpentine, a novel ...more

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De bekeerlinge

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Naar Merelbeke

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De blinde stoker van de ham...

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Harder dan sneeuw

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De mobilisatie van Arcadia

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3.20 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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Het verborgen weefsel

3.17 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Het zwijgen van de tragedie

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“Wind koelt de kleuren van de nacht.”
Stefan Hertmans

“o het is veel
te vroeg om al
te laat te zijn”
Stefan Hertmans, de val van vrije dagen

“Their dark forms are larger than life, because memories like that grow along with your body, so that adults from our childhood always resemble an extinct race of old gods, still towering over us.”
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