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Gerrit Kouwenaar was first published in clandestine publications during World War II. After the war he earned a living as a translator (a.o. Sartre, Dürrenmatt and Brecht) and journalist. Together with a.o. Lucebert and Hugo Claus he was a leading member of the 50s Movement and edited the influential anthology Vijf 5tigers. His volumes een geur van verbrande veren (a smell of burnt feathers, 1991) and de tijd staat open (time is wide open, 1996) have won him universal critical acclaim as well as the important VSB Poetry Prize.
Netherlands, 2013, Dutch Writers