Woestijne, Karel van de

POET, ESSAYIST (BELGIUM)
BORN 10 Mar 1878, Gent - DIED 24 Aug 1929, Zwijnaarde
GRAVE LOCATION Gent: Campo Santo, Sint Amandsberg

Symbolist author Karel van de Woestijne was educated in Ghent, where he studied German philology. During this period he came into contact with French symbolism. From 1900 until 1904 and from 1905 until 1906 he lived at Sint-Martens-Latem.

In 1906 he came correspondent of the Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant in Brussels. He worked for several Belgian magazines and between 1920 and 1929 he taught Dutch Literary History in Ghent. The painter Gustave van de Woestijne is his brother.

Work: "Het Vaderhuis" (1903); "De gulden Schaduw" (1910); "Het bergmeer" (1928).

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Woestijne, Gustave van de

Images

The grave of Karel and Gustav van de Woestijne at the Campo Santo, Gent.
Picture by Androom (06 Jul 2007)

 


Wolff, Amalie

Published: 9 Sep 2007
Last update: 9 Sep 2007