Who is Emile Verhaeren

Émile Adolphe Gustave Verhaeren (Dutch: [vərˈɦaːrən]; 21 May 1855 – 27 November 1916) was a Belgian poet and art critic who wrote in the French language. He was one of the founders of the school of Symbolism and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature on six occasions.

Early life

Émile Verhaeren was born into a middle-class family in Sint-Amands, a rural commune in Belgium's Province of Antwerp. In addition to the local Dutch dialect, he adopted French as his language of culture, as was common for Belgian elites at the time. At the age of eleven, he was sent to a strict boarding school in Ghent run by Jesuits, the Jesuit College of Sainte Barbe, where he formed a friendship with Georges Rodenbach. He then studied law at the University of Leuven, wh...
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Jsief: check out my killer intro to belgian symbolist emile verhaeren’s ‘tentacular cities’
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Therealpubliusx: "looking back on it from 1915, emile verhaeren, the belgian socialist poet, dedicated his pages, "with emotion, to the man i used to be.”"
Jsief: i’ll be live shortly reading some in-progress poems in my translation from “les villes tentaculaires” (1895; tentacular cities) by the belgian symbolist poet emile verhaeren. there may be misanthropy, apocalyptic urbanism, grotesquerie. not for everyone!
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