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Laurens Jansz. Coster
Wellcome to Laurens Jansz. Coster's home page. We are currently trying to set up a comprehensive collection of Dutch literary masterpieces on the World Wide Web. Although most of the pages here are (and will continue to be) in Dutch only we thought it useful for our visitors from abroad to have at least this page in English.
We now have the following authors and works present on this site:
, a medieval religious story.
, a nineteenth century romantic and (later) religious poet and humurous prose writer.
Jan van Beverley
, a 15th century popular book.
, a seventeenth century satiric playwright and poet
Den Spyeghel der Salicheyt van Elckerlijc
, the Middle-Dutch version of the Everyman-story, by Petrus Dorlandus
Conrad Busken Huet
, the most important Dutch literary critic of the 19th century.
, an impressionist poet of the end of the 19th century who became a socialist poet at the beginning of the 20th.
, an interesting playwright and novelist from end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
, an important 17th century poet (with a link to some translations into English).
Karel ende Elegast
, a story about Charlemagne.
Lanceloet en het Hert met de Witte Voet
, a 14th century Middle Dutch story on one of Arthur's knights.
Lanseloet van Denemerken
, a 14th century play on the same knight.
Jacob van Maerlant
, one of the most prolific authors of the 13th century, with a book on the 'Bloom of Nature'
Mariken van Nieumeghen
, a medieval play on a girl who sells her soul to the devil.
, the most important Dutch novelist and essayist from the 19th century.
Paul van Ostaijen
, the modernist Flemish poet.
, a 19th century romantic-humoristic poet (with a few translations into Latin)
Translations and adaptations of some psalms
, the most elegant of our Romantic poets.
Vanden Vos Reinaerde
, a 13th century satire on the wickedness and stupidity of noblemen and clergy.
Die euangelien vanden Spinrocke
, a medieval book with medical and other advice
, one of the finest poets and playwrights of the Netherlands, a 17th century contemporary of Rembrandt.
An anthology of other writers
; those of which we do not yet have sufficiently many texts to dedicate a new page to them.
Here are some links to projects related to Coster in other languages:
(Antologia della Letteratura Italiana)
Latin and Greek
Deze pagina in het Nederlands.
On the L. Jz. Coster project
Mail to Coster:
Marc van Oostendorp
Our home is located in the
Digital City of Amsterdam
, a virtual town with hundreds of things to do, also for the visitor from abroad.