Hubert Lampo

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Hubert Lampo (photo Tom Ordelman)

Hubert Leon Lampo (Antwerp, September 1, 1920 – Essen, July 12, 2006) was a Flemish writer, one of the founders of magic realism in Flanders. His most famous book is De komst van Joachim Stiller ("The coming of Joachim Stiller", 1960), in which a mysterious person, named Joachim Stiller, appears as a redeemer, under circumstances reminiscent of the death of Jesus. Other themes that occur in Lampo's work are the myths of Orpheus and the Holy Grail.

Bibliography (English)[edit]

  • Hubert Lampo: Arthur and the Grail. Photogr. by Pieter Paul Koster. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1988. ISBN 0-283-99705-2
  • Hubert Lampo: The coming of Joachim Stiller. Transl. by Marga Emlyn-Jones. New York, Twayne Publishers, 1974. ISBN 0-8057-3416-3
  • Hubert Lampo: 'The contemporary novel in Dutch'. In: The contemporary novel in Belgium. Brussels, 1970. No ISBN

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