Sunday Morning! “Death in Venice”


Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does a bunch of other stuff.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Mike Schilling

    “Death in Venice” always make me think of the joke about the streetwalker who moved to Venice and drowned.Report

  2. Avatar Aaron David

    “Beauty is also frightening in the story because it seems to be a law higher than morality.”

    Morality is the fence we create to keep things such as beauty safe.

    I haven’t read this in decades, I think I may be at an age to get a greater understanding of it. Looking back, I am willing to bet I didn’t see its fullness upon first reading.Report

  1. August 9, 2020

    […] saw this in Death in Venice: in European fiction, sexual transgression is never not a possibility while on holiday. Some of […]Report

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