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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Terugblik op het Gezellejaar 1999. "Doktortjie" en "dichtertje" : research article
Looking back at the Gezelle-year 1999. "Doktortjie" and "dichtertje"
"Doktortjie" refers to Prof. Dr. J.D. Du Toit (Totius) and "dichtertje" (small poet) refers to the title of an article, written by a Dutch poet in the beginning of the year 1999, commemorating the death of Flanders' famous poet Guido Gezelle, 100 years ago. This article attempts to give a survey of the endless commemorative festivities, happenings, conferences, articles and books in 1999, both in Flanders and the Netherlands. Although some articles have attacked his fame severely (e.g. as a "small poet"), his position in the literary canon still seems very strong and safe.
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