C. Buddingh'


Het jongetje met het hart van ijs. Dutch text.


Author: Cornelis Buddingh' (1918 – 1985) was a Dutch poet, TV-presenter and translator. While in the sanitarium for his tuberculosis, he wrote his famous 'gorgelrijmen', of which 'De blauwbilgorgel' is the most famous. Later in his life, Buddingh’ was a literary and a translator. In 1975 he wrote the 'Boekenweekgeschenk'. He had a part-time job at the institute for translation studies at the University of Amsterdam. He was also chairman of publishing company "De Bezige Bij" and was made an honorary citizen of Dordrecht on his 60th birthday.

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