"Schoonselhof Cemetary: Gaston Burssens" Hoboken Things to Do Tip by irisbe

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  Gaston Burssens
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Gaston Burssens, born in Dendermonde on 18th February and1896 died in Antwerp on 29th January 1965 in Antwerp.
He studied at the Atheneum in Mechelen and during WWI he studied Germanic languages and the University of Ghent. He also was a supporter of the Flemish movement and this caused him to be imprisoned during half a year in 1918.
He wrote in different literary journals. In 1924 he met Paul Van Ostaijen. After Paul?s dead it is Burssens who will take care of his literary inheritage.
Between 1930 and 1935 he ran a publishing company named Avontuur (Adventure).
After the WWII he was editor in journals as Podium; Tijd en Mens and Nieuw Vlaams Tijdschrift.
When he was not writing, you might have caught him painting. He evaluated in his paintings from Surrealism towards the non-figurative art.

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