Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Bells Of Bruges: Georges Rodenbach.

A novel of the inner life- of the self-aggrandising dreams of a weak man, of the lies he tells himself, of the fluidity of his desires and ideals. Also a novel about a city. The original title is Le Carilloneur -a word for which there is no adequate English translation. Does he play the bells or do the bells play him? 

A better book than Bruges-la-Morte, subtler, less melodramatic- and therefore less well-known. 

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