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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