Atlas Press
About Atlas Press
Recent Publications & News
Complete List of Publications
Chronological List of Publications
Atlas Anti-Classics
Atlas Arkhives
The Printed Head
Eclectics & Heteroclites
Special Editions
The London Institute of ’Pataphysics
How to Buy a Book
Privacy Policy
Terms & Conditions
Contact Us
Emailing List
Bruges-La-Morte cover image Bruges-La-Morte

Georges Rodenbach

Translated by Thomas Duncan. Introduced by Terry Hale.
ISBN 0 947757 58 9
107pp 21 x 13.5cm
out of print

Bruges-La-Morte, originally published in 1892, was immediately acknowledged, by Huysmans and Mallarmé among others, as one of the greatest achievements of the Decadent movement in French literature. Ostensibly it is the account of a doomed love affair which culminates in a bizarre murder. As important, however, is its dream-like evocation of the “dead city”: Bruges, a city of silence, ennui and of desolation, whose “shadows lengthen across the text”, and which dictates the inevitably fatal events of the narrative.

A peerless poetic novel in a fine contemporary translation which has been carefully revised, this edition also reprints the photographs chosen by the author to illustrate the first edition.


Atlas Press This site design Copyright (C) 1999-2019
Site contents Copyright © Atlas Press 1999-2019
BCM Atlas Press, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3XX, UK