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Comprehensive information about Martinus Nijhoff including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Martinus Nijhoff (April 20, 1894 in The Hague – January 26, 1953 in The Hague) was a Dutch poet and essayist. He studied literature in Amsterdam and law in Utrecht. His debut was made in 1916 with his volume De wandelaar ("The wanderer"). From that moment he gradually expanded his reputation by his unique style of poetry: not experimental, like Paul Van Ostaijen, yet distinguished by the clarity of his language combined with mystical content. He was a literary craftsman who employed skilfully various verse forms from different literary epochs. This educational Martinus Nijhoff resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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