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Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach

By Georges Rodenbach

Hugues Viane ne se console pas de los angeles disparition de sa femme. Il s'est réfugié à Bruges dont l'eau stagnante des canaux convient à son deuil. il erre dans le labyrinthe des rues, croise une inconnue dont los angeles silhouette, l. a. démarche, le visage le frappent de stupeur : Ah ! Comme elle ressemblait à l. a. morte ! Bruges-la-Morte associe les thèmes du fantastique aux intuitions du symbolisme. Il donne aussi l'exemple, avant Nadja d'André Breton, du most well known ouvrage d'auteur illustré de photographies.Cette réédition d'un des chefs-d'œuvre de los angeles littérature fin de siècle est accompagnée des trente-cinq illustrations de l'édition originale et de nombreuses variantes. un file documentaire éclaire l'accueil que le roman a reçu en France et en Belgique. Il témoigne des réserves qu'a suscitées l'introduction de l. a. photographie dans une œuvre littéraire.

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Brother tears brother's flesh crying : St. George! Army bites into army like a pair Of salamanders intertwined in struggle. England's villages bum in England's name. Toward evening, in the swamp, among drowning Catapults, where Gaveston was taken, Report would have it Lord Arundel fell. Then rain came down. A sound of skirmishing Rent the night air. The king was cold but not Downhearted. Our position is not bad Unless the peers have taken Boroughbridge During the night. Today's decisive . For Gaveston The peers have promised to send him to us .

Dip him in, Gaveston, and wash His face. Barber your foe with gutter water! KENT : 0 brother, don't lay violent hands on him! He'll make a protest at St. Peter's throne! EDWARD : Give him his life. Take his money and holdings. You be the abbot. That one there is banished. ABBOT : God will get back at you, King Edward! EDWARD : But, before he does, run, Danny, get your hands On all the Abbot's money and his lands! GAVESTON : What's a parson doing anyway with such a home? Mismanagement under King Edward's rule in the years 1307-1 3 1 2 .

Off, with YOUNG EDWARD. Enter a SOLDIER. SOLDIER : The peers answer: "We've taken B oroughbridge. The battle's done. " EDWARD : Good.

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