Verwey, Albert

Verwey, Albert äl´bĕrt vĕrvī´ [key], 1865–1937, Dutch poet. His early verse was melodious, spontaneous, and evocative and showed the influence of Wordsworth later works became increasingly dissonant and complex. Verwey came to believe that the primary role of poetry was to function as a social force, and he promoted his views in his periodical, the Bewiging [movement] (1905–19), and as professor of Dutch literature at Leiden (1924–35).

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