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Dertiger, noun

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Also with small initial.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dertig thirty + agential suffix -er.
A member of an innovative group of Afrikaans poets of the 1930s, characterized by the confessional nature of their poetry and their consciousness of (and accent on) form. Cf. Sestiger.
[1962 Grové & Harvey Afk. Poems with Eng. Translations p.xvThe generation of 1930, a group that..brought Afrikaans poetry to its maturity...Van Wyk Louw, the spokesman and pacemaker of Dertig (the generation of the thirties).]
1983 M. Du Plessis State of Fear 41Then, there was a group called the Dertigers. Poetry becoming private.
A member of an innovative group of Afrikaans poets of the 1930s, characterized by the confessional nature of their poetry and their consciousness of (and accent on) form.

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