Sunday Morning! “Death in Venice”

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

  2. Avatar Aaron David
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    “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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