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Paul van Ostaijen (1896–1928)

Autor(a) de Music-Hall

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About the Author

Van Ostaijen was a Flemish avant-garde writer who led the expressionist movement in Flemish literature. He wrote stories, poems, and criticism. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras por Paul van Ostaijen

Music-Hall (1955) 107 exemplares
Verzamelde gedichten (1981) 78 exemplares
Occupied City (1921) 60 exemplares
Feasts of Fear and Agony (1976) 38 exemplares
Spiegel van uw eenzaamheid (1988) 30 exemplares
Verzameld werk 1 : Poëzie (1974) 23 exemplares
Verzameld werk proza (1991) 20 exemplares
Verzameld werk 15 exemplares
De bankroet jazz (2009) 14 exemplares
Het bordeel van Ika Loch (1996) 12 exemplares
Vijf grotesken (2010) 10 exemplares
Gebruiksaanwijzing der lyriek (2012) 5 exemplares
Marc (1996) 4 exemplares
Self-defense 4 exemplares
Vogelvrij 3 exemplares
Marc (2021) 3 exemplares
Sjimpansee (1996) 2 exemplares
Krities Proza II 2 exemplares
Slaap (1996) 2 exemplares
Alpejagerslied (1976) 2 exemplares
Diergaarde 2 exemplares
De aftocht 1 exemplar
De jongen 1 exemplar
Le Signal (2018) 1 exemplar
Rodica en Dodica (2011) 1 exemplar
Gedichte aus belgien und den Niederlanden — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Intermezzo 1 exemplar
Poesie 1 exemplar
Avontuur (1979) 1 exemplar
Der PleiteJAZZ (1996) 1 exemplar
Krities proza 1 exemplar
Poëzie en proza 1 exemplar
Krities Proza I 1 exemplar
Het sienjaal 1 exemplar
De Boekenwereld 37/1 2021 (2021) 1 exemplar
Verzameld wek 1 exemplar
Grotesken 1 exemplar
Orasul ocupat 1 exemplar
Orasul ocupat 2/2 1 exemplar
Gedichten 1 exemplar
Paul van Ostaijen 1 exemplar

Associated Works

De Nederlandse poëzie van de negentiende en twintigste eeuw in duizend en enige gedichten (1979) — Contribuidor, algumas edições192 exemplares
Bericht aan de reizigers (1975) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 250 verhalen (2005) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Voor wie dit leest : proza en poëzie van 1920 tot heden (1959) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Dichters van deze tijd (1977) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Het gevleugelde hobbelpaard (1961) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
54 Vlaamse verhalen (1971) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
De grote oorlog novellen over 14-18 (1994) — Autor, algumas edições16 exemplares
Vestenfor måne : 56 fantastiske fortellinger fra hele verden (1972) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
De mooiste liefdespoëzie (1993) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Vlaamsche verzen van dezen tijd (1934) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Een Nieuwe bundel verzen (1947) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Liefdesgedichten (1977) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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De hoofdpersonen zijn bezoekers en werknemers van duistere cafe's en bordelen. Dronkaards en hoeren, ook een hoerenmadam. Hun innerlijke leven in de verheven taal van Paul van Ostaijen. Zware kost, luchtig gebracht.
gerrit-anne | Apr 22, 2021 |
Paul van Ostaijen has always been one of my favourite poets, and no analysis-session in Dutch language class has diminuished that.

In "Bezette Stad" (Occupied City), which was written 100 years ago, he uses his signature, unique style of playing with words, with their double meaning, repeating sounds to paint the picture, adding rhythm and typography, inserting other languages (here French, English and German). The soul of Antwerp in 1914.
This truely is like a Jazz jamm-session on paper.… (mais)
HeyMimi | Dec 28, 2020 |
Paul Van Ostaijen was at the centre of a group of very young avant-garde writers and artists in Antwerp during the First World War. After the war he went into exile in Berlin for a few years to escape prosecution for his activities in far-left Flemish nationalist politics. There he came into contact with the full range of radical artistic movements of the time, in particular expressionism, dadaism and cubism. He returned to Belgium in 1921, ran an art gallery in Brussels for a while, and died of TB at the age of 32.

The poems in Bezette stad (originally published in 1921; English translation Occupied City, 2016) are in a form he called "typographic expressionism" in which the size and shape of the letters, as well as things like the angle of the lines on the page and the relation between text and white-space, are used as part of the poetic structure. One or two poems (like "Zeppelin") also use Apollinaire-style illustrative typography. Each main poem has a lino-cut by Van Ostaijen's friend Oscar Jespers as title page. Jespers also did a lot of the typography and some custom woodblock engravings for the poems themselves.

As the title implies, the poems are mostly concerned with Antwerp during the war: shells, refugees, Zeppelins, soldiers lining up outside a brothel, notices and advertisements in Dutch, French and German, an imitation circus poster advertising a performance by the famous knockabout trio "Godsdienst Vorst & Staat" (church, king and state), representations of music, an ode to the Danish silent film star Asta Nielsen, a view of the empty harbour, visions of death and destruction, etc. The effect is very contrapuntal, a bit like the multiple voices in T S Eliot's "The Waste land", but much louder and brasher because of the way it's all emphasised by the typography. And because Van Ostaijen was about a million times more subversive than Eliot.

Nagelaten Gedichten brings together the poems still uncollected at Van Ostaijen's death, mostly from 1920 or later. These are a bit more conventional in visual form, but still heavily influenced by expressionism. Things like flowers and musical instruments keep popping up at unexpected moments, there are sections of free association based purely on sounds, plenty of found phrases (often from other languages), and quite a number of the poems are — or claim to be — in dance forms. Some very interesting, some very funny, many simply puzzling...
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1 vote
thorold | Oct 22, 2020 |
Dit verzameld werk bevestigt het wereldniveau van Van Ostaijen.
bookomaniac | 1 outra crítica | Jul 9, 2010 |



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