Hans Faverey

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Hans Antonius Faverey (Paramaribo, 14 September 1933 – Amsterdam, 8 July 1990) was a Dutch poet of Surinam descent. Besides being a poet, he was a lecturer at the psychology department of the Universiteit Leiden. His poetry is influenced by the Vijftigers.


Faverey's poetry is thought of as dense and difficult, though Favery usually laughed at such remarks, saying that it really is not that hard. His first two collections were poorly received and only few critics praised them; nevertheless, he received the Poetry Award from the city of Amsterdam for his debut, Gedichten ("Poems").

After Chrysanten, Roeiers[1] was published, in 1977, Faverey quickly became accepted and canonized. The number of critical studies of his work increases—to the point where Faverey seems to be on a par with Gerrit Kouwenaar and Lucebert.[2] He is buried at Zorgvlied cemetery.

Honors and awards[edit]


  • 1968 - Gedichten
  • 1972 - Gedichten 2
  • 1977 - Chrysanten, roeiers
  • 1978 - Lichtval
  • 1980 - Gedichten
  • 1983 - Zijden Kettingen
  • 1985 - Hinderlijke goden
  • 1988 - Tegen het vergeten
  • 1990 - Het ontbrokene
  • 1993 - Verzamelde gedichten
  • 2000 - Springvossen


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