Eugène Nielen Marais (1871 - 1936)

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Birthplace: Daspoort, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: Died in Pelindaba, South Africa
Occupation: Poet, author, journalist, poet, naturalist, lawyer
Managed by: Lynne Aschman
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About Eugène Nielen Marais

South African Lawyer, naturalist, poet and writer

Eugene Nielen Marais

(1871-1936) He is usually regarded as the herald of the true Afrikaans poetry. His "Winternag" was used as a symbol of the impact of Afrikaans writing. He did not write war poems, but his sombre moods, loneliness and yearning for death, his compassion with child suffering, nature and its creatures and moments of optimism are reflected in his work. He is discussed fully later in this series. see

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Eugène Marais's Timeline

January 9, 1871
Daspoort, Gauteng, South Africa
August 27, 1894
Age 23
Klein-Tugela, Natal, South Africa
March 29, 1936
Age 65
Pelindaba, South Africa