Herman Gorter: Poems of 1890: A Selection by Paul Vincent
English | Oct. 1, 2015 | ISBN: 1910634050 | 99 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
If the name of Herman Gorter is still familiar to anyone outside the Low
Countries, it is more likely to be as a revolutionary propagandist and an
opponent of Lenin’s strategy at the Third International in 1920,1 than as the
most gifted Dutch poet of his age. At home he tends to be pigeonholed as
the author of the poem Mei (May, 1889), the anthem of the Generation of
1880, while his other, particularly his Socialist, verse is largely neglected.