Pol de Mont

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Karel Maria Polydoor (Pol) de Mont (15 April 1857, Wambeek – 29 June 1931, Berlin) was a Belgian writer, journalist and poet.

He studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven. There he met Albrecht Rodenbach and the two became involved in the Flemish Movement. He then became a teacher at the Atheneum of Antwerp, where he inspired many students. Later he became director of the Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp.

As chief editor of the newspaper De Schelde he had in his team the writers Paul Van Ostaijen and Alice Nahon.

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  • Klimoprankskes (poems, 1875)
  • Rijzende sterren (poems, 1879)
  • Gedichten (poëzie, 1880)
  • Lentesotternijen (poems, 1881)
  • Idyllen (poems, 1882)
  • Loreley (poems, 1882)
  • Hendrik Conscience. Zijn leven en werken (essay, 1883)
  • Idyllen en andere gedichten (poems, 1884)
  • Fladderende vlinders (poems, 1885)
  • Claribella (poems, 1893)
  • Iris (poems, 1894)
  • Dit zijn Vlaamsche wondersprookjes (volkskundige studie, 1896)
  • Dit zijn Vlaamsche vertelsels (volkskundige studie, 1898)
  • Drie groote Vlamingen (essay, 1901)
  • Vlaamse schilders der negentiende eeuw (essay, 1901)
  • De schilderkunst in België van 1830 tot 1921 (essay, 1921)
  • Zomervlammen (poems, 1922)
  • Wondervertelsels uit Vlaanderen. Uit den volksmond opgeteekend (co-author: Alfons De Cock, 1924)