"Schoonselhof Cemetary: Paul van Ostaijen" Hoboken Things to Do Tip by irisbe

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  Paul van Ostaijen
by irisbe

In 1927 he published his most important critical oeuvre ?Gebruiksaanwijzing der lyriek?.
Then he got seriously ill. As many of his generation (e.g. Alice Nahon) the bad living circumstances had led to lung tuberculoses.
He had to move to different sanatoriums and finally ended in Miavoye-Anthee.
Before he died on 18th March 1928, he published his last (famous) poems ?Boerencharleston? and ?Alejagerslied?.
The day before he died, he even wrote a letter to his friend Oscar Jespers (brother from the other artist Floris Jespers) that he was going to return to Antwerp.
He was buried in Anthee but later; on 19th March 1932 his remains were transferred to Schoonselhof.
On 8th of November 1972, he got his definitive grave at the park of honour.
His honour was the introduction of the Expressionism in the Flemish literature. He strived towards an harmony between graphic shape and content of his works: the typographic layout in his work was of big importance. His work influenced many new poets

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