Hugo

Claus

°5 April 1929   + 19 March 2008

 

Bruges

Paris

Antwerp

 

 

 

      Het verdriet van België

2)    De verwondering

3)    De Geruchten

 

Life

Hugo Maurice Julien Claus was a Belgian. Hugo Claus was born on 5 April 1929 at Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges, Belgium. Hugo Claus had Alzheimer's and decided to terminate his life by euthanasia at the Middelheim Ziekenhuis. Hugo Claus was educated in a boarding school.

Literary career

Apart from being an producer and poet, he was an writer of stories, novels, film scripts, libretti and plays an artist and a translator. He won more than forty literary prizes. He wrote the most in Dutch he also wrote some poetry in English.

Prizes

  • o   1952 — Arkprijs van het Vrije Woord for De Metsiers
  • o   1964 — August Beernaertprize for De verwondering
  • o   1965 — Henriëtte Roland Holst-prize for all his plays
  • o   1967 — Edmond Hustinxprize for all his plays
  • o   1979 — Constantijn Huygens Prize
  • o   1985 — Cestoda-prize
  • o   1986 — Herman Gorterprize for Alibi
  • o   1986 — Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren
  • o   1994 — Prijs voor Meesterschap
  • o   1994 — VSB Poëzieprize for De Sporen
  • o   1997 — Libris Prize for De Geruchten
  • o   1998 — Aristeion Prize for De Geruchten
  • o   2000 — Premio Nonino
    • o   Karel Appel, Painter, 1963 (Karel Appel, Schilder, 1964)

Bibliography

Prose:

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    • The Duck Hunt, 1955 (De Metsiers, 1950)
    • Sister of Earth, 1970 (De Metsiers, 1950)
    • The Sorrow of Belgium, 1990 (Het verdriet van België, 1983)

Poetry:

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    • With Karel Appel: Love Song, 1963 (written in English)
    • Four Flemish Poets: Hugo Claus, Gust Gils, Paul Snoek, Hugues C. Pernath / edited by Peter Nijmeijer. (1976)
    • With Pierre Alechinsky and Karel Appel: Two-brush paintings: Their poems by Hugo Claus, 1980 (Zwart, 1978)

Theatre:

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    • Friday, 1972 (Vrijdag, 1968)
    • Four Works for the Theatre, 1980