J. Bernlef

1937 - 2012

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Hendrik Jan Marsman (14 January 1937 – 29 October 2012), better known by his pen name, J. Bernlef, was a Dutch writer, poet, novelist and translator, much of whose work centres on mental perception of reality and its expression. He won numerous literary awards, including the Constantijn Huygens Prize in 1984 and the P. C. Hooft Award in 1994, both of which were for his work as a whole. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Bernlef has received more than 32,877 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). J. Bernlef is the 4,824th most popular writer (down from 4,012th in 2019), the 699th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 542nd in 2019) and the 41st most popular Dutch Writer.

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Among writers, J. Bernlef ranks 4,824 out of 5,794Before him are Guzal Sitdikova, J. Michael Straczynski, Carme Riera, José Carlos Somoza, Jacques-Pierre Amette, and Mary Sidney. After him are Glenn Greenwald, Viivi Luik, Alan Ayckbourn, Fatos Kongoli, Yurii Andrukhovych, and Joe Sacco.

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Among people born in 1937, J. Bernlef ranks 374Before him are John Ogdon, David Margulies, Karol J. Bobko, Leo Kadanoff, Gennadi Gusarov, and Alexandra Zabelina. After him are Eddie Floyd, Veniamin Alexandrov, Garth Hudson, Heinz Hornig, Joseph P. Allen, and Susan Hampshire. Among people deceased in 2012, J. Bernlef ranks 333Before him are Jerzy Kulej, Klaus Schütz, Heino Kruus, Ralph McQuarrie, Bill Moggridge, and Bob Welch. After him are Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Earl Scruggs, Héctor Camacho, Arkady Vorobyov, Murray Rose, and Bernard Lovell.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, J. Bernlef ranks 699 out of 1,209Before him are Junkie XL (1967), Stefan de Vrij (1992), Johan van Hulst (1911), Janine Jansen (1978), Hugo Hovenkamp (1950), and Hans Gillhaus (1963). After him are Bryan Roy (1970), Joseph Bruyère (1948), John van Loen (1965), Chris Berger (1911), Hardwell (1988), and Lou Tellegen (1881).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, J. Bernlef ranks 41Before him are Hendrik Marsman (1899), Fedde Schurer (1898), J. Slauerhoff (1898), Henriette Roland Holst (1869), Albert Mol (1917), and Remco Campert (1929). After him are Gerrit Achterberg (1905), Meindert DeJong (1906), Ian Buruma (1951), Michel Faber (1960), Renate Dorrestein (1954), and Arnon Grunberg (1971).