Laurens Janszoon Coster
Welcome to the homepage of the Project Laurens Jansz. Coster. 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:
- Hieronymus van Alphen, a poet for children of the 2nd half of the 18th century
- Beatrijs, a medieval religious story.
- Nicolaas Beets, a nineteenth century humurous prose writer, a romantic and (later) religious poet.
- Jan van Beverley, a 15th century popular book.
- G.A. Brederode, a seventeenth century satiric playwright and poet
- Isaäc da Costa, a 19th century moralist poet
- Louis Couperus, a nineteenth century poet and novelist
- Den Spyeghel der Salicheyt van Elckerlijc, the Middle-Dutch version of the Everyman-story, by Petrus Dorlandus
- Frederik van Eeden, a 19th century idealist -- founder of the Dutch Walden -- and novelist
- Justus van Effen, an 18th century humoristic writer
- Marcellus Emants, a 19th century pessimistic novelist
- P. A. de Génestet, a 19th century protestant poet
- het Geuzenliedboek, rebellious Protestant poetry from the 16th century
- Guido Gezelle, a 19th century Flemisch catholic priest and poet
- Herman Gorter, an impressionist poet of the end of the 19th century who became a socialist poet at the beginning of the 20th.
- Herman Heijermans, an interesting playwright and novelist from end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
- P.C. Hooft, a 17th century poet, playwright, historicist and organizer of literary life
- Conrad Busken Huet, the most important Dutch literary critic of the 19th century.
- Constantijn Huygens, an important 17th century poet (with a link to some translations into English)..
- Karel ende Elegast, a story about Charlemagne.
- Willem Kloos, a 19th century post-Romantic poet
- Kroniekdebat, a debate in Dutch literary circles around the turn of the (19th/20th) century, on socialism and art.
- 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.
- J.H. Leopold, a poet at the beginning of the 20th century
- Jacob van Maerlant, one of the most prolific authors of the 13th century, with a book on the 'Bloom of Nature'
- Hendrik Marsman, a 20th century expressionist poet
- Mariken van Nieumeghen, a medieval play on a girl who sells her soul to the devil.
- Multatuli, the most important Dutch novelist and essayist from the 19th century.
- Paul van Ostaijen, the modernist Flemish poet.
- Piet Paaltjens, a 19th century romantic-humoristic poet (with a few translations into Latin)
- Jan Pertcheval
- Translations and adaptations of some psalms
- Jacobus Revius, a 17th Century Calvinist poet, working in a Baroque style
- Albrecht Rodenbach, a catholic young poet from the 19th century
- Gerrit van de Linde, 'De schoolmeester', an absurdist poet
- Segher Diengotgaf wrote De historie van Troye, a Middle Dutch Trojan story.
- Hendrik Laurenszoon Spiegel, a 16th century moralist and philosopher
- A.C.W. Staring, the most elegant of our Romantic poets.
- Die euangelien vanden Spinrocke, a medieval book with medical and other advice
- Vanden Vos Reinaerde, a 13th century satire on the wickedness and stupidity of noblemen and clergy.
- Joannes Six van Chandellier, a (lesser known) 16th century poet
- Vondel, one of the finest poets and playwrights of the Netherlands, a 17th century contemporary of Rembrandt.
- Jacqueline van der Waals, a romantic Dutch poet from the end of the 19th century (and daughter of a winner of the Nobel prize)
- An anthology of other writers; those of which we do not yet have sufficiently many texts to dedicate a new page to them.
The most well-known Dutch author of all times probably was Desiderius Erasmus. He wrote all of his works in Latin. A page for this important author can be found outside this site at http://smith2.sewanee.edu/erasmus/etp.html
Here are some links to projects related to Coster in other languages:
Deze pagina in het Nederlands.
About the L. Jz. Coster project (in English)
Mail to Coster: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webmaster Marc van Oostendorp
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