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Christine D'haen

Christine D’haen (1923-2009) studied Germanic Philology, used to teach in Bruges and later on became curator of the Guido Gezelle Museum. She translated poems by Gezelle into English and wrote a fascinating biography on this great Flemish poet of the nineteenth century. She quoted with great ease Gertrude Stein or James Joyce as well as ancient Greek and Roman poets. In addition to poetry, Christine D’haen wrote autobiographical prose in which the construction of a life through writing was more important than the actual biographical information.