Iwan Gilkin  

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Iwan Gilkin (Brussels, January 7 1858 - September 28 1924) was a Belgian French-language poet and writer.

Greatly influenced by the poetics of Baudelaire's The Spleen of Paris and The Songs of Maldoror by Lautréamont, he published in 1897, an anthology of his most important poems entitled La Nuit.

Director of La Jeune Belgique from 1893 to 1897, he was elected to the Académie royale de langue et de littérature françaises de Belgique in 1920.

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