Vies en Vlaams: de literaire contestatie uit de jaren zestig Een analyse van het gestencilde tijdschrift daele (1966-1968)



This contribution presents an introductory analysis of one of the key players of the socalled
“stenciled revolution” in Flanders in the nineteen sixties. Before concepts like
provo distressed the entire societal and cultural life in the Netherlands, certain phenomena
in Flanders anticipated to this. From 1963, small stenciled magazines shot up like
mushrooms in the Flemish literary field. Due to their aggressive stand against the literary
establishment, the critics quickly caught sight of them and engaged in an energetic
polemic. Because of their involvement in the literary polemics, the stenciled magazines
shortly determined the literary life to a high degree. However, partly due to their complex
history and short life span, a systematic investigation of this phenomenon has not yet been
conducted. Nevertheless, the underground- magazines of the “stenciled revolution” are in
various ways relevant to a renewed literary history, as they explore both the literary-critical
and the creative-literary boundaries of the traditional contrast between literature and
non-literature. In this article, I focus on one of the most creative-literary oriented of these
Flemish stenciled magazines, namely daele (1966-1968), to gain an insight into the identity
of the “stenciled revolution”.