Eriek Verpale, writer, died at 63

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Verpale attended a boarding school in Oostakker and studied Germanic and Slavic philology at the University of Ghent.

He was an editor of the magazine Koebel, several literary magazines and the Belgisch-Israëlitisch Weekblad (E: Belgian-Israeli Weekly).

Eriek Verpale made his literary debut as a poet with neoromantic poems in Polder- en andere gedichten (1975).

His maternal great-grandmother was of jiddisch Polish-Jewish ancestry, and the chasidic and Eastern European literature play an important role in his work.

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