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Collection of 21 Dutch translations of 'romans durs' by Georges Simenon, in the Zwarte Beertjes collection, cover designs by Dick Bruna. Photo © JWG
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Because Belgium is a bilingual country, Belgian literature is divided into the two main languages spoken in the country - French and Dutch or Flemish - and discussed under the languages of these countries : France and The Netherlands.

In literature, Belgium has produced several well-known authors, such as the poet Émile Verhaeren and novelist Georges Simenon. The poet and playwright Maurice Maeterlinck.

Le fantastique in Belgium includes Georges Eekhoud, Franz Hellens, Thomas Owen, Jean Ray, Marcel Thiry and Jacques Sternberg.

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Belgian literature in Dutch

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Belgian literature in French


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