Kouwenaars `men'

J.H.W. Kusters*

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Abstract

In this article some possibilities are Suggested for the interpretation of the remarkable use by the Dutch poet Gerrit Kouwenaar (degrees 1923) of the impersonal pronoun 'mend [one] when designating the poets voice. This 'men' can be interpreted as a residue of Kouwenaar's initial social and political bias towards '(man)kind'; as an indication of an epicuristic dimension in his poetry; and as a symptom of a 'poststructuralistic' loss of identity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
JournalSpiegel der Letteren
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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