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  • By Hannie Rouweler
    Sep 21, 2010
    ROY EALES (part of Introduction) Willem M. Roggeman, the Flemish poet born in Brussels, was called “a painter with words” by Paul de Vree, the well-known Flemish critic from Antwerp. It is indeed painting which has had the most influence on his poetry. Roggeman was for a long time a professional journalist and art critic at the daily newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws and wrote articles about painters and sculptors in art magazines in Amsterdam and Brussels. For about 12 years, he directed the Flemish Cultural Centre in Amsterdam where he was responsible for literary and pictorial creations. The problem of looking and vision is actually prominent not only in the themes he explores in his writing but also in his style which is full of imagery. His poems are built from images, and he voluntarily cites Albert Camus : “I think in pictures,” when it is a question of defining his manner of working. Over time, several Dutch and Flemish critics have underlined the remarkable virtuosity with which... More > he employs images, sometimes astonishing, rather audacious, notably in his love poems where his style is marvellous while at the same time sensual and humorous.< Less
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Demer Press
October 6, 2010
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.36 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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