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The Love Poems Emile Verhaeren

The Love Poems

Emile Verhaeren

Published May 6th 2014
ISBN : 9781499321685
Paperback
42 pages
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Emile Verhaeren (May 21, 1855 - November 27, 1916) was a Belgian poet who wrote in the French language. He was one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism. He was also one of the most prolific poets of his era. His first collection of poems,MoreEmile Verhaeren (May 21, 1855 - November 27, 1916) was a Belgian poet who wrote in the French language. He was one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism. He was also one of the most prolific poets of his era. His first collection of poems, Les Flamandes, was published in 1883. Inspired by the paintings of Jacob Jordaens, David Teniers and Jan Steen, Verhaeren described in a direct and often provocative, naturalistic way his country and the Flemish people. It was an immediate success in avant-garde milieus, but caused a great deal of controversy in Catholic circles. His next book Les Moines (1886) was not the success he had hoped for. This, and his health problems, led to a deep crisis. In this period he published Les Soirs (1888), Les Debacles (1888) and Les Flambeaux noirs (1891). On August 24, 1891 he married Marthe Massin, a talented artist from Liege. His new-found happiness found expression in three poetry books: Les Heures Claires (1896), Les Heures dApres-midi (1905) and Les Heures du Soir (1911). This book includes a translation of the last three works.