Feasts of Fear and Agony | Bram Van Camp

“Feasts of Fear and Agony”: of expressionist poetry to kinetic typography.

When Paul van Ostaijen wrote his ‘Feesten van angst en pijn’ (Feasts of Fear and Agony, 1918-1921), he was looking for a new language detached from narrative meaning. Through the use of handwriting, colours and experimental arrangements on the page, he suggests that his poetry does not necessarily have to signify anything concrete.
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