Paul de Wispelaere, Belgian writer, Died at 88


Paul de Wispelaere was born on July 4, 1928, in Bruges and died on December 2, 2016.

He was a Flemish writer.

Wispelaere attended high school at the Sint-Lodewijkscollege in Brugge, where he graduated in Greek-Latin.

Paul de Wispelaere studied Germanic philology at the University of Ghent and obtained a PhD in 1974.

He started his professional career at the school for teachers in Bruges, and from 1972 until 1992 he lectured in Dutch literature at the University of Antwerp.

Wispelaere made his literary debut with stories which were published in magazines.

Paul de Wispelaere wrote contributions to Dietsche Warande en Belfort, De Tafelronde, Diagram, Komma, Nieuw Vlaams Tijdschrift, Het Vaderland, De Vlaamse Gids, Kunst van Nu, Nieuw Wereldtijdschrift, and Literatuur’.

Wispelaere’s auto-biographically prose is related to the French nouveau roman, as in Scherzando ma non tropo (1959) and Mijn levende schaduw (E: My living shadow) (1965).

Paul de Wispelaere passed away at 88 years old.