Hendrik Marsman


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Hendrik Marsman (Zeist, 30 September 1899 – English Channel, 21 June 1940) was a Dutch poet and writer. He drowned while escaping to Great Britain, when the ship he was on was torpedoed by a German submarine.

Marsman studied law and practiced in Utrecht, but after 1933 he travelled in Europe and devoted himself to literature. Under the influence of the German Expressionists, Marsman ... more »

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