Gaston Burssens

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Gaston Burssens
Born Gaston Karel Mathilde Burssens
(1896-02-18)18 February 1896
Dendermonde, Belgium
Died 29 January 1965(1965-01-29) (aged 68)
Antwerp, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Occupation poet

Gaston Karel Mathilde Burssens (born 18 February 1896, Dendermonde – deceased 29 January 1965, Antwerp) was a Belgian Expressionist poet. He studied in Flanders at the University of Ghent, at which, during World War I, the Germans introduced classes given in Dutch language.

Biography[edit]

Like that of Paul van Ostaijen, during the 1920s his work evolved from humanitarian expressionism towards a more organic expressionism — upon which his poetry stayed focused on musicality. Van Ostaijen's not earlier published poems were published posthumously by Burssens.

Burssens received the 'Driejaarlijkse Prijs voor Poëzie', a reward for poetry granted every third year, for 1950-52, and once again for 1956-58.

Poetry[edit]

  • 1918 Verzen
  • 1919 De Yadefluit
  • 1920 Liederen uit de stad en uit de sel
  • 1924 Piano
  • 1926 Enzovoort
  • 1930 Klemmen voor zangvogels
  • 1933 Paul van Ostaijen zoals hij was en is
  • 1935 French en andere cancan
  • 1941 De eeuw van Pericles
  • 1943 Elegie
  • -- Floris Jespers
  • 1945 Fabula rasa
  • 1946 12 niggersongs
  • 1952 Pegasos van Troja
  • -- Boy
  • 1954 Ode
  • 1956 Floris Jespers
  • -- Paul van Ostaijen
  • -- Het neusje van de inktvis
  • 1958 Adieu
  • 1961 Posthume verzen
  • 1981 Verzameld proza
  • 2005 Alles is mogelijk in een gedicht. Verzamelde verzen 1914-1965


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