Louis Paul Boon

Louis Paul Boon (* 15. March 1912 in Aalst/Belgium; † 10. May 1979 in Erembodegem with Aalst) was a flämischer writer and journalist. It applies in the Netherlands as one of the most important niederländischsprachigen authors.

Boon came 1912 as Lodewijk Paul Aalbrecht Boon in a worker family in the flämischsprachigen part of Belgium to the world. Its father was a painter and Lackierer, its nut/mother Betreiberin of a color business. Boon, a talented pupil, should be trained as the fitter, but it because of Lapalien from the elementary school was suspended and had its father as Anstreicher to help. He was a passionate reader and his free time since his youth with the reading from literature filled out. Besides its love of the painting applied: on weekends it studied the serious illness of its father to the Aalsterse Academie voor preserves arts, but forced it 1929 to the abort of the study. Boon had to nourish now the family of five family and oscillated between Aalst and Gent, where he was a body painter.

Beginning of the 30's he came into contact with anarchist and socialist circles, which won influence on him, which it itself however never when activist made available. 1936 he married Jeanneke de Wolf, 1938 got the two a son, the only child remained. When the Second World War broke 1939 off, Boon was drawn into the military service, which he spent mainly in the barracks. This time he dedicated predominantly to his artistic interests. Apart from marks and drawing he read much, and. A. he became acquainted with Célines novel journey to the end of the night , which had lasting influence on his literary development. 1940 after invasion of German troops, came Boon into war shank with Fallingbostel. In August 1940 one dismissed it again to Belgium. He spent the next time with different casual labours. Boon wrote already for the 1930er years (a novel remained fragment), its Erstveröffentlichung was 1941 the novel De voorstad groeit (the suburb grows), for which it 1942 with the Leo J. Krijns price is distinguished.

With further publications in and the 50's 40's Boon made itself a lasting name in the flämischen and Netherlands literature. 1945 he became an editor of the De roode Vaan (the red flag), the central executive body of the niederländischsprachigen communists. It gave this position up soon thereafter because of diversities of opinion. He became coworker of different newspapers and magazines, so among other things for Vooruit, Het Parool, De Zweep and the Zondagspost. It published here beside Prosa also journalistic work. As its most important work De Kapellekensbaan is considered (1953) (dt. The Kapellekensweg, 2002), which is regarded as one of the most important works of the niederländischsprachigen postwar literature. it received the Constantijn Huygens price for its complete work and twice the Belgian state price to 1967. Up to its death 1979 it wrote numerous novels.

works (selection)

De voorstad ( 1941) Abel
Gholaerts groeit (1944) (dt. Abel Gholaerts, 1990)
Vergeten straat (1946)
Mijn small oorlog (1946) (dt. My small war, 1988)
De Kapellekensbaan (1953) (dt. The Kapellekensweg, 2002)
of rivet gaat ten more onder (1956)
De small EH uit de Kromme Bijlstraat (1956)
Zomer of width unit Ter Muren (1956) (dt. Summer in Ter Muren, 1986)
De bende van Jan de Lichte (1957) (dt. To January de Lichte and his gang, 1987)
De zoon van Jan de Lichte (1962)
Dorp into Vlaanderen (1966)
Geniaal, maar met korte beentjes (1967)
wade een leven (1967)
Over mijn boeken (1969)
Pieter Daens OF hoe into de negentiende eeuw de arbeiders van Aalst vochten tegen poor-desert EN onrecht (1971)
Mieke Maaike's obscene jeugd (1972)
Zomerdagdroom (1973)
De meisjes van Jesses (1973) (dt. The Jesses girls, 1977)
of David jonge dagen (1974)
De zwarte hand OF anarchisme van de negentiende het eeuw in het industriestadje Aalst (1976)
Het Geuzenboek (1979)
Eros EN de eenzame one (1980)
Vertellingen van Jo (1989)


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