Als een meeuw op de golven Albert Verwey en zijn tijd
Cultural historian Madelon de Keizer delved into Verwey's unique and extensive archive and read the thousands of letters he exchanged with famous contemporaries at home and abroad. Like a Seagull on the Waves describes his full life and work on the basis of his love for his wife Kitty van Vloten, and the friendships with the painter Jan Veth and his closest friend and later enemy Willem Kloos, his strained relationship with Lodewijk van Deyssel, his famous German poet friend Stefan George, his 'pupil' P.N. van Eyck, and his admirer Maurits Uyldert.
This first modern biography of Verwey presents him as a poet and a critic whose work reflects the great changes of his time. Like Huizinga, Verwey proved himself a politically engaged intellectual in the 1930s. His poetry is still relevant today.
Madelon de Keijzer