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This edition was published inon the centenary of Rodenbach’s death. Hugues qui n’est pas capable de se maitriser la tue.

His house has become, in effect, a museum dedicated to her with the same furniture, roeenbach 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.

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Inthe Flemish film director Roland Verhavert adapted the novel as ” Brugge, die stille “. Open Preview See a Problem? This idea of the city having an emotional and psychological state of its own is also something Rodenbach explores in the short essay included in the Dedalus edition, “The Death Throes of Towns.

Yet, without wishing to compare the quality of the three books, all of which I love, I would say that this one gave me more of a sense of place than the others. Here are a few notes on reading the opening pages. Published October 1st by Dedalus first published 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.


Views Read Edit View history. 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 to put her memory to rest.

In another interesting conflation, the city may also be a sequence of photographs. Thus, within us, our dead die a second time. You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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. And might it be somehow possible to recreate his lost love…?

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Still, the streets of Bruges have a slow-burning mystery here, and a well-wrought background of fanatical Catholic disapproval that builds to fever in the culminating Holy Blood procession. View all 59 comments.

Notify me of new comments via email. Is it a ghost? Symbolist rodenbzch Fernand Knopff, also of Bruges, did the original frontispiece, and later did his own versions, ghostly and elegaic, of several of the photos: A solitary life in a large house, each day repetitively scheduled including walks through the brooding empty streets of Bruges where the only occasional passers by are elderly women, bent and hooded apparitions of the nruges of death.

The figures in the photos raise interesting problems for reading. This novel is not my style: In the distance is a chimney and its reflection, and a church tower.

Is not death merciful in this? The recent English translation by Will Stone poses a special problem for this project. The woman we see impossibly resembles our loved bruegs in appearance, gait, gesture.



Inevitabile pensare all’ hitchicockiano Vertigo leggendo dei primi incontri con l’inaspettata sosia, dei pedinamenti nel teatro, del tentativo di trasformarla nell’ altra vestendola degli abiti dell “originale” tra parentesi una doppia chiave di lettura di Vertigo vuole che in effetti Hitchcock tentasse di trasformare Kim Novak in Tippi Hedren C The photographs are a portrait, or representation, of Hugues.

As author Georges Rodenbach writes in the opening chapters: You are commenting using your Facebook account. In uno stile che ricorda un po’ certi autori mittleleuropei e con un occhio al simbolismo francese Rodenbach ci accompagna per i vicoli di Bruges, ci fa respirare le sue nebbie, spiare tra i suoi canali mentre insegue l’eterno sogno del doppio.

Perhaps he liked the way the second photograph revisits the first, in a more intensive fashion. Their edition also reproduces Rodenbach’s photos of Bruges, as they appeared in the original publication. Il cielo, seppure azzurro, non riesce a rasserenare le vie strette, tortuose, le chiese Devo ammetterlo: As the opera begins we see her on the stage. Rodenbach is adamant about how living spaces breathe and affect those living there: In this case it is possible that Rodenbach chose the photo partly for its grouping of figures, and it is not unlikely that we are to imagine this as the sort of thing Hugues sees as he wanders around the city.

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