Stefaan Van Den Bremt  
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Stefaan Van Den Bremt  
Author

photo © Sven van Baarle
* 12.10.1941, Belgium
lives in: , Belgium

Stefaan van den Bremt (1941) made his debut in 1968 with poems classified as neo-realistic, but was distinguished by his intense social involvement. Gradually he emerged as the political poet of the 1970s. His poetry of that period deals with social topics such as the economic crisis, unemployment, political and industrial management. At the same time he wrote plays and songs.

From the 1980s onwards his work became more intimate in content and more classical in form. Van den Bremt exchanged political poems for erotic love lyrics. In his work of the 1990s language games play an increasingly large part. His poems often contain autobiographical anecdotes; at a more abstract level the underlying theme is the human condition.

 photo © Sven van Baarle
Van den Bremt is also well known as a translator, of such authors as Verhaeren, Maeterlinck, Brecht and Kafka and is also a great advocate of Latin American literature. For example, he introduced a large number of Latin American poets to the Dutch-speaking world, among them José Luis Sierra, Jaime Sabines en Joaquín Silva.

Publications
  • Sextant

    1968

  • Een valkuil in de wolken

    1971

  • Dossier Latijns Amerika

    1972

  • Van het een komt het ander

    1973

  • Het spel van Angèle en Adèle

    1976

  • Bommerskonten

    samen met anderen

    1978

  • Andere gedichten

    Gent: Masereelfonds, 1980

  • Het onpare paar

    Gent: Masereelfonds, 1981

  • Mijn verbeelding is jouw slaaf niet

    Haarlem: In de Knipscheer, 1982

  • Op een bordje volgt de rekening

    Gent: Masereelfonds, 1982

  • Met ogen vol vergetelheid

    Brussel: Manteau, 1989

  • Rover en reiziger

    Brussel: Manteau, 1992

  • Verbeelde boedel

    Brussel: Manteau, 1995

  • Een vlieg met gouden vleugels

    Brussel: Manteau, 1997

  • Taalgetijden

    Brussel: Manteau, 1999

  • Aquitaans getijdenboekje

    Utrecht: Herik, 1999

  • Stemmen uit het laagland

    Tielt: Lannoo, 2001

  • nIn een mum van taal

    Tielt: Lannoo, 2002

  • A

    Tielt: Lannoo, 2005

Awards
  • 1980 L.P. Boon Preis

Links
  • DBNL auteur

    Website (nl)
  • Stefaan Van Den Bremt @ Poetry International Web

    Poetry International Web presents original poems from the author alongside English translations and further information about the poet.

    Website (en)
  • Videoclip Stefaan Van den Bremt @ Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín

    Website (nl)