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 Willem Elsschot

Willem Elsschot

Birth
Antwerp, Arrondissement Antwerpen, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
Death 31 May 1960 (aged 78)
Antwerp, Arrondissement Antwerpen, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
Burial Antwerp, Arrondissement Antwerpen, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
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Author. He was a Belgian writer and poet, noted for his style of detailed description themes. During World War I, he served as the secretary of a national food relief committee in Antwerp. After the war he started an advertising agency and also published the Alvoorder magazine. His most celebrated novels included “Lijmen” (1924), “Kaas” (1933), “Tsjip” (1934) “en Het Been” (1938) , "The Tankship" (1942) and various poem collected works. In 1960, he was posthumously received the National Literary Award.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6440
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willem Elsschot (7 May 1882–31 May 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6440, citing Antwerpen Schoonselhof Communal Cemetery, Antwerp, Arrondissement Antwerpen, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .