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Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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This engaging summary presents an analysis of Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach, a fascinating exploration of its protagonist’s struggle to cope with bereavement. Hugues Viane is a widower living in Bruges who sees echoes and reflections of his late wife everywhere in the town. However, when he has a chance encounter with a charming dancer, he starts seeing his wife in her instead, and embarks on a complicated relationship with her that eventually ends in tragedy… Rodenbach was one of the most important Belgian writers of the 19th century and a leading figure in the Symbolist movement. He died in Paris in 1898.

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