Johan Daisne

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Birthday
2, 1912
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Aug 9, 1978 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1912
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Aug 9, 1978 (65)

About

Dutch-language novelist and poet who is known for his works of magic realism and for his Verzen poetry collection. His other works include De nacht komt gauw genoeg and De trap van steen en wolken.

Before Fame

He studied economics and Slavic languages at Ghent University, earning his doctorate in 1936.

Trivia

He became Ghent's chief librarian in 1945.

Family Life

His birth name was Herman Thiery; later, he adopted the pen name of Johan Daisne.

Associated With

His contemporary, Jorge Luis Borges, was a Latin American pioneer of the magic realism genre.