The Bells of Bruges
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The Bells of Bruges

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There are three loves in the life of Joris Borluut, the town carillonneur of Bruges. He marries the fiery Barbe, whose dark beauty is a reminder of Belgium's Spanish heritage. Repelled by her harshness and violence, he starts an affair with her sister, the gentle, soulful, fair-haired Godelieve. When her sister discovers their affair, Godelieve enters a Beguine convent and...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Dedalus (first published 1987)
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The Bells of Bruges é mais uma excelente obra de Georges Rodenbach que, tal como em Bruges-la-Morte, consegue fazer da cidade de Bruges uma das personagem do livro.
Tal como Audrey Niffenegger faz com o Cemitério de High Gate em Her Fearful Symmetry, ou David Soares com a cidade de Lisboa nos seus romances (A Conspiração dos Antepassados, Lisboa Triunfante, O Evangelho do Enforcado), Georges Rodenbach recria a cidade de Bruges enquanto personagem do livro, cuja presença influencia e é influencia...more
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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...more
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“Dead towns are the Cathedrals of Silence. They, too, have their gargoyles, singular figures, exaggerated, dubious, set in high profile. They stand out from the mass of grey, which takes all it has in the way of character, its twitchings of stagnant life from them. Some have been distorted by solitude, others grimace with a directionless fervour; here there are masks of cherished lust, there faces ceaselessly sculpted and furrowed by mysticism. Human gargoyles, the only figures of interest in this monotonous population.” 4 likes
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