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Questa particolare raffinatezza opera soprattutto in amore: This is a book which is not only richly, almost oppressively, atmospheric: 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 mprte the projected image of a lover who is unable to see her at all behind the other he has lost?

Bruges-la-Morte is a Symbolist novel, perhaps the Symbolist novel, according to critic James Gardner. A solitary life in a large house, each day repetitively scheduled including rodnebach through the brooding empty streets of Bruges where the only occasional passers by are elderly women, bent and lla apparitions of the march of death. Needless to say, readers will have to turn to another edition if they want to see the photographs chosen by Rodenbach.

In his obsession over Jane, the woman who resembles his dead wife, Viane is embodying this idea of the dead dying twice. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

A brief glimpse of Bruges

The first person appears, I think, in photo no. Bruges-La-Morte by Georges Rodenbach.

Mi bryges affettuosamente gli occhi, ogni volta che la guardo. It has its shocks and its melodrama: Inventory From the beginning, as it is with any example of writing with images, there is a question of how the images are associated with the text. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Email required Address never made public. Then his brugges wife had died, just as she reached her thirtieth year, confined for a few short weeks to her bed, which quickly became her deathbed, an image that would remain with him for ever: The hair does not even lose its colour.

Bruges was his wife, while she was Bruges. The full original is online at the Internet Archiveand it can be downloaded as a pdf. Dodenbach is one of the greatest novels ever written about grief, loneliness and isolation; and such subjects are, alas, always relevant these days. An admirer has put up a modest bronze plaque in Bruges, and that’s it.

Bruges-la-morte by Georges Rodenbach

Rodenbach has created a land where inner and outer is emphasized through the distance of the third person narrator yet inclusive is the inner workings of the characters. Il concetto di somiglianza quindi torna ad essere centrale in questa classico simbolista del belga Georges Rodenbach But more importantly it’s just beautifully-written: Strangely enough, however, it does include eight pages of documents that are inserted, for some reason, in the middle of chapter four.

This is the first such image, I think, in the literature. In another interesting conflation, the city may also be a sequence of photographs. The city is portrayed as the necessary complement to Viane’s feelings of loneliness: The chief differences lie in tone and the absence of the supernatural; there is also a far more ambiguous approach to metaphor.

If Debussy hadn’t done it, Alban Berg would have been ideal. Equally beautiful and beloved in its former days, the city was the virtual incarnation of Hugues’s own loss.

View all 3 comments. But it is beautifully written and the perfect length. Apparently there is no scanned online copy of an English translation other than the Will Stone version see below. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bruges-la-Morte. Inthe Flemish film director Roland Verhavert adapted the novel as ” Brugge, die stille “. Still, the streets of Bruges have a sl The morbid obsession of an inconsolable bereavement, and the dual mapping of that loss onto city streets, fog-bound and empty, and onto a new living object, innocent of the simulacrum she’s been forced to become.


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Brilliant article — and brilliant project overall. Lists with This Book. Indeed, he has sequestered himself in his home, erecting a shrine to his wife; in this room are gathered her portraits and various objects and trinkets, along with a rodenach of her hair which Viane has placed inside a glass box.

Each day he caresses and kisses each item, and by night he takes to the meandering the streets of Bruges whose grey melancholy he fe Hugues Viane has retired to Bruges after the death of his wife of ten years; five years later, he is still unable rodenbacg put her memory to rest.

Albrecht Rodenbach, his cousin, was a poet and novelist as well, and a leader in the revival of Flemish literature of the 19th century. It is not a projection of our loss but that we chose to live here, a place which occupies our feelings, moods.