By Georges Rodenbach

Hugues Viane ne se console pas de l. a. 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 l. a. silhouette, l. a. démarche, le visage le frappent de stupeur : Ah ! Comme elle ressemblait à los angeles 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 advantageous ouvrage d'auteur illustré de photographies.Cette réédition d'un des chefs-d'œuvre de l. a. 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 los angeles photographie dans une œuvre littéraire.

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On the subject of time and transition at the turn of the century, Forster was in good company. Thomas Hardy had portrayed the fatal pressures of approaching modernity in his last novel, Jude the Obscure, published in 1896. Joseph Conrad, in Heart of Darkness (1902) and Lord jim (1900), drew out the moral ambiguities of a colonial system about to collapse under its own weight. H. G. Wells, building on his science fiction of the 1890s, took as his theme the decay of traditional England and the potential failure of Victorian-inflected notions of progress in works such as Tono-Bungay, published in 1909.

But civilization was not moving that way. The characters in my other novels were experiencing similar troubles. Howards End is a hunt for a home. India is a Passage for Indians as well as English. 舡 At the end of A Room with a View, we have come full circle; the Bertolini must suffice as a final refuge. It seems that Forster was determined that George Emerson and Lucy Honeychurch should always remain what they were when we first met them: travelers. Š Forster himself traveled to Italy in the fall of 1901.

Beebe had sat. Permission granted, she began to chatter gently about Italy, the plunge it had been to come there, the gratifying success of the plunge, the improvement in her sister舗s health, the necessity of closing the bedroom windows at night, and of thoroughly emptying the water-bottles in the morning. She handled her subjects agreeably, and they were, perhaps, more worthy of attention than the high discourse upon Guelfs and Ghibellines bwhich was proceeding tempestuously at the other end of the room.

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