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Procedures voor de poëzie. Sybren Polet en het probleem van de authenticiteit.

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Author(s): Vaessens, Thomas

Journal: Neerlandistiek.nl
ISSN 1567-6633

Volume: 2002;
Date: 2002;
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ABSTRACT
Many of Sybren Polet's poems create a mechanical, artificial impression. They seem to be made with the help of procedures. With this 'proceduralism' Polet dissociates himself from the general idea of poetry that says that a poem is a lyric outpouring of a single subject (a subject that invented the content of the poem beforehand). Polets routine seems to go by the other way round. At first, there is not a content, but a form, a pattern. In this paper I concentrate on Polet's 'proceduralism' that is, in my opinion, a postmodern feature of his poetry.

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