8 december 2014

The Little Dorrit mural

I went shopping in Deventer last Saturday and photographed several nice Dickens-murals in the Walstraat. This black and white one pictures a scene that refers to Dickens´ serial novel ´Little Dorrit´, and has a text translated into Dutch.
Little Dorrit was originally published between 1855 and 1857, and is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period.

The text:
"Dit was een gevangenis, mijnheer,
Een strafgevangenis?  ...... Kon iedereen hier naar binnen?
Iedereen kon naar binnen, zei de man nadrukkelijk
Maar niet iedereen kon weer naar buiten! "

and my own translation:
"This was a prison, sir,
A convict prison? ..... Could everyone get in here?
Everyone could get in here, the man emphasized
But not everyone could get out!" 


Linking to Monday Mural.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. It is not too often that one sees a B&W mural... but it works for me.

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  2. Leuke mural in deventer en ja het is natuurlijk dickens stad.

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  3. Wat mooi gedaan deze mural met een boodschap.

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  4. I enjoyed both the book and the BBC version starring Claire Foy.

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  5. It could be satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of today. Things rarely change. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. Quite a beautiful work. It's been years since I've read that book.

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  7. I admit, I've only seen the movie and never read the book, but I do like the story. This is a nice mural and the black and white seems appropriate.

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  8. Several Dickens murals? I hope you'll show us more. Thanks to the BBC TV production, I know the story of Little Dorrit. Otherwise, I'd be ignorant, by dickens. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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