Lode Zielens

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Lode Zielens
Born Ludovicus Carolus Zielens
(1901-06-13)13 June 1901
Antwerp,Belgium
Died 28 November 1944(1944-11-28) (aged 43)
Antwerp,
Nationality Belgian
Occupation novelist, journalist
Known for Moeder, waarom leven wij?

Ludovicus Carolus Zielens (13 June 1901–28 November 1944) was a Belgian novelist and journalist.[1] He has written many novels, his novel Moeder, waarom leven wij? being the most well known.[1] He also received several awards in recognition for his work.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life and works[edit]

He was born in Antwerp to a poor family, Lode Zielens worked in the docks. His first work, Schoolkolonie, was published in Elsevier’s Monthly Magazine.[1] This brought him into contact with literary circles, including writers Herman Robbers and Frans Verschoren.[1] Verschoren found Zielens an office job, but this was not to his liking.[1] Schoolkolonie received a number of awards, and this led to Zielens joining the Socialist newspaper Volksgazet (now absorbed by De Morgen) as an editor. Het duistere bloed of 1931 was a further success. His 1934 novel Moeder, waarom leven wij? is considered his finest work and was filmed in 1993.[1]

Zielens was killed in a V-2 rocket attack at the end of World War II. He is buried at the Schoonselhof cemetery in Antwerp.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Schoolkolonie (1920)[1]
  • Het jonge leven (novellen, 1928)[1]
  • Robert, zonder Bertrand (1929)[1]
  • Het duistere bloed (1930)[1]
  • De roep (1931) [1](omvattend : Antoinette onze moeder, De roep van het kind, Levensbericht)
  • Moeder, waarom leven wij (1932)[1]
  • De gele roos (1933)[1]
  • Nu begint het leven (1935)[1]
  • De dag van morgen (1938)[1]
  • Op een namiddag in September (1940)[1]
  • Lees en vergeet (1941)[1]
  • Te laat voor muziek (1941)[1]
  • Opsomer (1942)[1]
  • Het heerke (story in Bloei, 1942)[1]
  • Herinneringen van toen (1942-1943)[1] (containing : Rijkdom der jeugd - Maria - Ik ontmoet grootvader - Antoinette - Muziek in de nacht - De glazen buskop - Lewie)
  • Terug tot de bron (1944)[1]
  • De volle waarheid over het concentratiekamp van Breendonk (1944)[1]
  • Alles wordt betaald (1945)[1]
  • Menschen als wij (1946)[1]
  • De wereld gaat stralend open : een keuze uit novellen en schetsen (1959)[1]
  • Polka voor piston[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Lode Zielens". DBNL.Org. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • (Dutch) Biography at the dbnl (Digital Library for Dutch-language Literature)