Geert van Istendael

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Geert van Istendael
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Writer, poet and essayist Geert van Istendael in 2017.
Born Geert Maria Mauritius Julianus Vanistendael
(1947-03-29) 29 March 1947 (age 70)
Uccle, Belgium
Nationality Belgium
Occupation writer

Geert van Istendael (born 29 March 1947) is the pseudonym of Geert Maria Mauritius Julianus Vanistendael, a Belgian writer, poet and essayist. He studied sociology and philosophy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. From 1987 until 1993, he worked as a journalist for the Belgian National Television and since 1993 he became a full-time writer. He is a brother of Frans Vanistendael. He is a supporter of Orangism.[1]

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  • 1983 De iguanodons van Bernissart. (poems)
  • 1987 Plattegronden. Amsterdam (poems).
  • 1989 Het Belgisch labyrint, of De schoonheid der wanstaltigheid. (essays)
  • 1991 Verhalen van het heggeland. (stories)
  • 1992 Arm Brussel. Amsterdam (essays)
  • 1994 Bekentenissen van een reactionair. (essays)
  • 1995 Vlaamse sprookjes. (fairytales)
  • 1996 Het geduld van de dingen. (poems)
  • 1997 Altrapsodie. (novel)
  • 1997 Anders is niet beter. (essays)
  • 1999 Nieuwe uitbarstingen. (essays)
  • 2001 Alle uitbarstingen. (columns)
  • 2003 De zwarte steen. (novel)
  • 2005 Mijn Nederland. (essays)
  • 2006 Alfabet van de globalisering. (essays)
  • 2007: Mijn Duitsland (essays)
  • 2008: Kerstverhaal (with Judith Vanistendael (nl))
  • 2009: Gesprekken met mijn dode god
  • 2010: Tot het Nederlandse volk

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