Eekhoud, Georges

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Eekhoud, Georges

 

Born May 27, 1854, in Antwerp; died May 28,1927, in Brussels. Belgian writer who wrote in French.

Eekhoud, a member of La Jeune Belgique, was one of Belgium’s first novelists. At first a regionalist writer, he was the author of the novel Kees Doorik (1883) and the short-story collection Country Fair (1884). The novel The New Carthage (1888) offered a highly original, typically Belgian portrayal of the “octopus city.” The novel The Libertines of Antwerp (1912) expressed Utopian ideas of the “emancipation of the flesh” and deified nature.

WORKS

In Russian translation:
Poln. sobr. soch., vols. 1–4. Translated and with a foreword by M. Veselovskii. Moscow, 1910–12.
Rasskazy. Moscow, 1929.

REFERENCES

Andreev, L. G. Sto let bel’giiskoi literatury. Moscow, 1967.
Histoire illustrée des lettres françaises de Belgique. Brussels, 1958.
Black, G. W. Bibliographie de Georges Eekhoud. Boston, 1931.
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