Frederik Van Eeden
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Eeden, Frederik Van
Born Apr. 3, 1860, in Haarlem; died June 16,1932, in Bussum. Dutch writer.
Eeden, one of the “men of the eighties,” was a founder and editor of the journal De nieuwe gids. His most significant work is his Little Johannes (also known as The Quest; parts 1–3, 1887–1906; Russian translation, 1914). Eeden’s enthusiasm for Christian socialism was reflected in the plays The Brothers (1894) and Lioba (1897); however, the play The Promised Land expresses disenchantment with social reconstruction. Eeden’s enthusiasm for Catholicism is reflected in his collection To My Guardian Angel and Other Poems.
WORKSGedichten: Een bloemlezing. Amsterdam-Antwerp, 1949.
Dagboek, 1878–1923. vols. 1–4. Culemborg [1971–72].
REFERENCESTricht, H. W. van. Frederik van Eeden: Denker en strijder. Amsterdam, 1934.
Verwey, A. Frederik van Eeden. Santpoort, 1939.
Duinkerken, A. “Frederik van Eeden.” De Gids, 1960, no. 5.