Georges Rodenbach [ PDF ] Bruges la Morte


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  1. says:

    My real trip to Bruges took place when I got home after visiting the actual city when I gathered enough momentum to submit to Rodenbach’s pulsating testimony of the kind of beauty that can only be found in death like one can sense in certain places such as the somber cathedrals the towering belfries the pebbled alleys

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    I sometimes get the worrying feeling that nineteenth century men preferred their women to be dead than alive There is something archetypal about the repeated vision of the pale beautiful fragile utterly feminine corpse Beyond corrupti

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    “Upon the day following the funeral of the wife in whom was bound up all his possibilities of happiness he had retired to Bruges as a fastness of melancholy and there succumbed to its fascination”The old Gothic town and the bereft widower are in the perfect harmonyGeorges Rodenbach does everything possible to create the atmosphere of the morbid deadly melancholia and this authentic aura of hopelessness and doom turns the novel into th

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    Hugues Viane has retired to Bruges after the death of his wife of ten years; five years later he is still unable to put her memory to rest Indeed he has seuestered himself in his home erecting a shrine to his wife; in this room are gathered he

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    A time of melancholic desperation Everything appears reminiscent of the loss of our loved one It is not a projection of our loss but that we chose to live here a place which occupies our feelings moods The inner an

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    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 Or the book doesn't reall

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    Funny how years later I can still picture that one pose how everything else has fallen away – all the bitterness the arguments the boredom – and left only that I didn’t even see it first hand I saw only her reflection in the surface of the mirror I was sitting on her bed and she with her back to me was grabbing at her short hair and pouting at herself; and I don’t know I can’t recall if I even found

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    He needed a dead town to correspond to his dead wife His deep mourning demanded such a setting Life would only be

  9. says:

    Finishing off my Rodenbach readings with this marvelous novel FIRST TIER A profoundly sad and moving narrative of how all of a man's dreams ar

  10. says:

    BRUGES LA MORTE is a slim novel telling the story of a man who mourning his dead wife moves to the Belgian city of

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Bruges la Morte

Whom he believes is the double of his beloved wife leading him to psychological torment and humiliation culminating in a deranged murder This 1892 work is a poet's novel dense visionary and haunting Bruges the 'dead city' becomes a metaphor for. A time of melancholic desperation Everything appears reminiscent of the loss of our loved one It is not a projection of our loss but that we chose to live here a place which occupies our feeli Imagine Me of his beloved wife leading him to psychological torment and humiliation culminating in a deranged murder This 1892 work is a poet's novel dense visionary and haunting Bruges the 'dead city' becomes a metaphor for. A time Beyond Temptation of melancholic desperation Everything appears reminiscent Past Due Debt Collection of the loss Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline our loved The Accidental Activist of Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions our loss but that we chose to live here a place which Brenda has a dragon in her blood occupies Divan Of Rudaki our feeli

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Hugues Viane is a widower who has turned to the melancholy decaying city of Bruges as the ideal location in which to mourn his wife and as a backdrop for the narcissistic wanderings of his disturbed spirit He becomes obsessed with a young dancer. My real trip to Bruges took place when I got home after visiting the actual city when I gathered enough momentum to submit to Rodenbach s pulsating testimony of the kind of beauty that can o

REVIEW Ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Georges Rodenbach

Hugues' dead wife as he follows its mournful labyrinth of streets and canals in a cyclical promenade of reflection and allusion the ultimate evocation of Rodenbach's lifelong love affair with the enduring mystery and mortuary atmosphere of Brug. He needed a dead town to correspond to his dead wife His deep mourning demanded such a setting Life would only be bearable for him there It was instinct that had brought him here He would lea

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  • Georges Rodenbach
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  • 20 December 2019
  • 9781903517239

About the Author: Georges Rodenbach

Georges Rodenbach was born in Tournai to a French mother and a German father from the Rhineland Andernach He went to school in Ghent at the prestigious Sint Barbaracollege where he became friends with the poet Emile Verhaeren Rodenbach worked as a lawyer and journalist He spent the last ten years of his life in Paris as the correspondent of the Journal de Bruxelles and was an intimate of Ed