chapter  19
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George Eekhoud, a Strange Love: A Novel of Abnormal Passion

Georges Eekhoud (1854-1927) was a prominent Belgian novelist, short-story writer, and critic, active from 1877 until his death. He was an iconoclast whose works generally espoused the pariahs and criminals of society. The characters in his novels are generally in revolt against bourgeois uniformity and are frequently evocative of the author’s ideology. According to the 1947 edition of the Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature (one of the most recent reference sources in which Eekhoud appears), he was “the fanative lover of independence and of ‘irregulars.’”