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Le differenze si accentuano e lui desidera tornare a perpetuare la sua sofferenza. There is a brooding openness to the supernatural, and a looming architectural presence, which also has clear links with the Gothic.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I have numbered the images. Inventory From the hruges, as it is with any example of writing with images, there is a question of how the images are associated with the text. His novel The Folding Star is itself a homage to Bruges-la-Morte, although he doesn’t feel the need to declare so in his illuminating and sympathetic introduction. Bruges-la-Morte is by Georges Rodenbach, not Charles.

Worth searching out for those wanting a nice gloomy masterpiece of dark imagination that touches on the decadent and fantastic. The carelessness and lack of concern for the visual—and the assumption that the photographs can be detached from the writing—may be characteristic of the history of the illustrated novel as a whole.

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Such obsession, on a par with that of Swann in the later “A la recherche du temps perdu” would see Viane denounced as plain scary these days. The recent English translation by Will Stone poses a special problem for this project.

Your email address will not be published. Certainly there is, whatever you norte to al it, something unhealthy and peculiar about his behaviour even at this early stage of the narrative. Among these documents one finds, for instance, the pieces pictured below: Thus, within us, our dead die a second time.


This entry was posted in Georges RodenbachPicture novels and tagged Bruges-la-MortefictionGeorges Rodenbachphotographypicture novels. Each town is a state of mind, a mood which, after only a short stay, communicates itself, spreads to us in an effluvium which impregnates us, which we absorb with the very air.

Personally, I generally have more time for the realist works of the period: Refresh and try again. I guess that’s the problem with turning poetry into a novel.

At the bottom of the page before this spread, we read: Sep 30, Eadweard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Il freddo, la tristezza, l’apatia, il sogno, il desiderio, la fede sono trasmessi con poche, semplici parole, che dicono tutto e trasmettono molto altro. Note, too, that these photographs were taken many hours or days apart: That woman, oh, how he had adored her!

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Views Read Edit View history. In his obsession over Jane, the woman who resembles his dead wife, Viane is embodying this idea of the dead dying twice. Solo qui la vita gli era sopportabile.

Or the book doesn’t really see her as innocent, casting her as a somewhat blandly archetypal manipulative harlot, but really who wouldn’t fair poorly under the projected image of a lover who is unable to see her at all behind the other he has lost?

An admirer has put up a modest bronze plaque in Bruges, and that’s it. Rodenbach interspersed his text with dozens of black-and-white photographs of Bruges. His house has become, in effect, a museum dedicated to her with the same furniture, the clothing, paintings, and — most highly prized of all — a braided blonde tress fr This short novel bears a startling resemblance to Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo and to the Boileau and Narcejac novel upon which it is based D’Entre les Morts.

The novel is notable for two reasons, it was the archetypal Symbolist novel, and was the first work of fiction illustrated with photographs.

What the hell were they doing back then.

A brief glimpse of Bruges

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. It is often noted that the book proposes that Hugues experiences Bruges as his dead wife, so that the city itself is dead in the way a person can be. Bruges becomes the mute narrator and the ultimate protagonist of the story, Hugues the mirror that refracts it to the reader and Jane, a grotesque object disguised as femme fatale that gives a Gothic touch to the outcome of the novel. It is not a projection of our loss but that we chose to live here, a place which occupies our feelings, moods.

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Is it a ghost? And why spend time translating one of the seminal novels with illustrations if its illustrations mean so little? This edition was published inon the centenary of Rodenbach’s death. The town, so glorious of old and still so lovely in its decay, became to him the incarnation of his regrets.

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Everything appears reminiscent of the loss of our loved one. InRussian director Yevgeni Bauer adapted the novel for the screen. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But there is so much to admire in this brief novel. Their edition also reproduces Rodenbach’s photos of Bruges, as they appeared in the original publication. Belgian novels Bruges in fiction novels Novels set in Belgium Symbolist novels Novels about cities Works set in theatres and opera houses.

Stylistically, especially in terms of sound, this novel would be very difficult to capture in English, because the author makes such excellent use of the resources of the French language. The first person appears, I think, in photo no.

The second edition, an English translation by Mike Mitchell, was published by Dedalus in A modern reader can’t help seeing the effect as Sebaldian. He desperately misses his wife; and in the cloistral, muffled, moribund city of Brugew he finds the perfect analogue for his grief. Il mondo, altrove, continuasse pure ad agitarsi, a fremere, ad accendere le sue feste, a intrecciare le sue mille voci.