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Georges Rodenbach ì 7 Download Download Bruges la Morte 107 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 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 it beautiful at the time but after the break up this probably unreliable memory became for a short while an obsession and the standard against which I judged all other women s looks How silly of me In my mind I thought I was paying tribute to her and yet in reality I was doing her an injustice reducing her to a single image one that no one not even she could have lived up to If I see pictures of her now which I do very infreuently I just cannot suare them with that young woman reflected in the mirror who I m now sure never existed anywhere but in my headGenerally speaking I m not one for living in the past for desperately scrambling after something that has gone It s too much like chasing a runaway donkey It has a taste of the absurd about it But I was nineteen at the time of the above anecdote and nineteen is an absurd age Besides grief does strange things to you No she didn t die but the end of a relationship is a kind of death a little death It felt that way anyway I was in mourning well until I got over it of course Some people however never manage to do that they cannot move beyond tragic or upsetting events People like Hugues Viane the central character in Georges Rodenbach s atmospheric masterpiece Bruges la Morte It was Bruges la Morte the dead town entombed in its stone uais with the arteries of its canals cold once the great pulse of the sea had ceased beating in them In the opening pages Hugues is described as a solitary man with nothing to occupy his time This it soon becomes clear is because his wife of ten years is dead Or accurately it is because as hinted he cannot get over his wife s death for he has obviously not been forced to spend the last five years alone it is a kind of choice Hugues wallows in his grief he moves to Bruges because it strikes him as a melancholy place he contemplates suicide but won t go through with due to the small chance that this will prevent him renewing his relationship with his wife in heaven and he is still wearing mourning for his spouse half a decade after she passed away Moreover he will not throw or give away her clothes or things or change the arrangement of the home they shared for this he thinks will in a way mean losing her again or another part of her It is then no surprise although it is rather macabre that his most treasured possession is a large chunk of her hair which he removed from the corpse and keeps in a glass caseOn the basis of all this one might legitimately call Hugues obsessive or even insane Certainly there is whatever you want to call it something unhealthy and peculiar about his behaviour even at this early stage of the narrative However as things progress one is left in no doubt at all as to how dangerous his frame of mind has become as he first follows and then begins a kind of relationship with a woman who he believes is the very image of his dead wife Yet it is to Rodenbach s credit that one or I at least still feels some level of sympathy for his protagonist even in the weirdest and most excruciating moments such as when he attempts to make this doppelg nger try on one of his wife s dresses Bruges la Morte is less than one hundred pages long and so the author did not have much to work with but I never stopped believing in Hugues he and his grief always felt kosher to mePortrait of Georges Rodenbach by Lucien L vy Dhurmer 1895While the trajectory of Hugues relationship with this look alike is what gives the novel momentum and tension and I d argue that all great novels need those things it is not what provided me with the most enjoyment First of all Rodenbach s prose is fantastic I have seen it described as ornate but it never struck me that way especially in the context of when the book was published 1892 a time when authors really did know a thing or two about overcooking their sentences For me Rodenbach wrote with clarity and insight and tenderness His prose is that special kind that if I can write this without too much cringing glides along the page with grace and absolutely without pretensionI was also impressed by how he worked his themes into the narrative in a way that is touching and engaging without being too heavy handed Bruges la Morte is of course primary concerned with death but rather than focussing on corpses and funerals and all that he chooses to write about change and decay and memory which are all or can be related to death of course I have mentioned some of this stuff already but it is worth exploring in detail Take the locks of hair Rodenbach notes how while the body slowly disintegrates the hair remains constant it doesn t change or fade it in effect challenges death I was very much taken with thatOr consider how it is said that the face of Jane the look alike becomes that of his wife how to be specific after seeing Jane her face actually replaces that of his wife in his memory We have all I m sure experienced that strange and cruel phenomena whereby we cannot properly remember what someone looks like where after a period of time their appearance starts to become fuzzy in our minds This is what happened to Hugues so while he thinks that Jane is a deadringer for his dead love in actual fact it is only ever Jane he sees his wife in essence becomes Jane not the other way around I thought that was brilliant Moreover the marriage we re told was extremely happy was one where the passion and love never diminished over time Therefore one wonders whether this is simply how Hugues remembers it rather than it being strictly the case for his wife has become in his mind a kind of saint Indeed he literally worships her memory and treats her things like relicsBruges la Morte when originally published featured a number of photographs of Bruges including this oneI hope I am managing to give some sense of how complex moving and satisfying a book this is There is over still much that I have not covered I haven t for example mentioned how mirroring plays such a prominent role in the text Yes of course there is Jane and how she is the wife s double but there is to it than that At the very beginning of the book Hugues house is said to be reflected in the water of the canal outside There is also much made of how Bruges itself mirrors the wife how it is a dead city and how Hugues needed a dead city to represent the dead woman I must before I finish cover this in a little detail for Bruges la Morte is often described as one of the great novels about cities similar in this way to Ulysses or Bely s Petersburg Yet without wishing to compare the uality of the three books all of which I love I would say that this one gave me of a sense of place than the others Bruges we re told is where radiant colours are neutralised and reduced to greyish drowsiness like a pastel drawing left uncovered Which is let s be honest fucking brilliant Every town is a state of mind Rodenbach takes us down the narrow streets upon which falls constant rain to the glise Notre Dame not the one in Paris along the canals and at every step there is an interplay between place and man each intensifies the inherent sadness or bleakness of the other Even Rodenbach s tomb is amazing Certain Dark Things its mournful labyrinth of streets and canals Nirvana in a cyclical promenade of reflection and allusion the 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Bruges la Morte

Georges Rodenbach ì 7 Download Download Bruges la Morte 107 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 only be found in death like one can sense in certain places such as the somber cathedrals the towering belfries the pebbled alleys and greyish uays that compose the skeleton of Bruges once a decadent city brought back to life by the refined pen of a Symbolist s contemplationHugues Viane is a disconsolate widower who has found a matchless companion in the lonely melancholy of Bruges a city whose glorious days of trade have waned into a suffocating atmosphere of religious conservatism Haunted by memories of his deceased wife Viane roams the streets of Bruges in silent conversation with its canals chiming bells and austere convents absorbed by his inexhaustible despair until he crosses paths with Jane a young actress who bears a strong resemblance with his beloved Spurred by his mysterious connection with the dormant city Viane indulges in a deranged fantasy that takes him into a downward spiral towards a climatic ending that explores the link between death conscience and grief Rodenbach s evocation of Bruges is than an attempt to paint an accurate landscape for Hugues mourning but a deliberate effort to thread a perturbing analogy between the city and the states of mind of a man lost in the morbid eroticism of venerating a dead woman in a living corpse Bruges becomes the mute narrator and the ultimate protagonist of the story Hugues the mirror that refracts it to the reader and Jane a grotesue object disguised as femme fatale that gives a Gothic touch to the outcome of the novel Tragedy can already be anticipated in the opening paragraph but plotline is totally superfluous in this case It s the stylistic delivery of foretold events merging with the internalized perceptions of its main character that makes this book a chilling but strangely delicate experience that creates the impression of a pagan ritual branded in darkly sensuous poetry that tempts and hypnotizes the reader leaving him helpless and levitating in suspended tension in the ache of pleasure momentarily achieved but never truly possessedI recently took a stroll around the medieval alleys of Bruges crossed its bridges and admired the uays over brimming with waves of tourists and pearly white swans but it was through Rodenbach s aesthetic vision that I finally met the true soul of this town in all its withered splendor and somber beauty of past blending with present of introspective art fused with metaphorical precision The Weirdest Noob The Weirdest Noob #1 is a widower who has turned to the 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subiective in the lonely melancholy of Bruges a city whose glorious days of trade have waned Between Heaven and Mirth into a suffocating atmosphere of religious conservatism Haunted by memories of his deceased wife Viane roams the streets of Bruges Biogenealogy Decoding the Psychic Roots of Illness Freedom from the Ancestral Origins of Disease in silent conversation with Sobre el anaruismo Biblioteca de Divulgación Anaruista #4 its canals chiming bells and austere convents absorbed by his ABOUT ANARCHISM inexhaustible despair until he crosses paths with Jane a young actress who bears a strong resemblance with his beloved Spurred by his mysterious connection with the dormant city Viane Absolute Trust in a deranged fantasy that takes him La isla de la calavera into a downward spiral towards a climatic ending that explores the link between death conscience and grief Rodenbach s evocation of Bruges Paleontology and Paleoenvironments Earth and its inhabitants is than an attempt to paint an accurate landscape for Hugues mourning but a deliberate effort to thread a perturbing analogy between the city and the states of mind of a man lost Manga in the morbid eroticism of venerating a dead woman The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance in a living corpse Bruges becomes the mute narrator and the ultimate protagonist of the story Hugues the mirror that refracts Prayer For Little Things it to the reader and Jane a grotesue object disguised as femme fatale that gives a Gothic touch to the outcome of the novel Tragedy can already be anticipated A Treatise on Time and Space in the opening paragraph but plotline The White Lantern is totally superfluous Kingsbane in this case It s the stylistic delivery of foretold events merging with the Learning to Dance internalized perceptions of 901 FRANCE ROUTES AUTOROUTES 2019 FRANCE ROUTIERE MAXI FORMAT RECTO its main character that makes this book a chilling but strangely delicate experience that creates the ¡Dilly-ding, dilly-dong!: Leicester 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Georges Rodenbach ì 7 Download Download Bruges la Morte 107 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 feelings moods The inner and outer has become dissoluble Each is the other and enables us now to dedicate ourselves not to the stopping of life but to the dedication of our life to the devoted mourning of our dead love This is a religion which is supported by the mementos of the beloved dead wife including a tress of her golden hair where homage is paid daily 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 march of death The town appears in its meager population to be a summonings of those waiting for time to pass without disruption to end in a good death Poetic and ethereal we march on to the peal of church bells the towers and belfry the grayness of the town s substance Only forty already we are stooped over in our shuffled downtrodden walk The woman we see impossibly resembles our loved one in appearance gait gesture We followRodenbach 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 All this set in a world where what is left out is as important as what is mentioned in constructing the febrile tenuous atmosphere so important in the telling of this tale Little is mentioned to us of the lost beloved wife other than the mementos and his recall of their happiness for ten years The mementos are arranged in the house s sitting room All we know about the house is its largeness and its gloom housing him and his elderly female servant His ours Bruges is not a concrete world but a world of resemblances An entombment into a dust of memories Yet he we follow the woman the flesh and blood woman into a theater She is not seated in the audience As the opera begins we see her on the stage This is a world created for the stage as this book is an entire world created for us by us Unusual Recommended

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  • Bruges la Morte
  • Georges Rodenbach
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  • 23 October 2019
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