Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

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. 
Subscribe

  • The American Friend

    Wenders didn't like the title Ripley's Game and ditched it. I don't know why. In fact it seems a little perverse. Because if ever…

  • Re False Alarm

    The local online newsletter confirms that there have been fuel shortages in the Tunbridge Wells area- and some filling stations are out of juice.…

  • Alice In The Cities

    I never latched onto Wim Wenders. He came on the scene at a time when I was busy getting my career and first marriage under way and was less open…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments