Get this from a library! Naruby. [Joris Karl Huysmans; Jaroslav Med; Arnošt Procházka; Klára Kvízová; Luděk Marks]. Joris-Karl Huysmans, author of Against Nature, on LibraryThing. 7 copies; Paris 6 copies; De Bièvre 6 copies; Knapsacks 6 copies; Naruby 5 copies, 1 review. Des Esseintes: Le héros fin de siècle par excellence! Cynique, misogyne et romantique à l’extrême. Aristocrate oisif, isolé, il se livre à une méditation sur.

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Now one saw the reign of the caliphates of commerce, huysmsns despotism of the rue du Sentier, the tyranny of trade, bringing huysans its train venal narrow ideas, knavish and vain instincts. While he slowly drifted away from the Naturalists, Huysmans won new friends among the Symbolist and Catholic writers whose work he had praised in his novel.

Books by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Referring to society early on as “frightful clodhoppers”, this would become the one and only time I laughed, because even though the overall mood is charming and elegant, there is also a lingering sadness for the solitude Des Esseintes chooses.

Oscar Wilde ‘s The Picture of Dorian Graytaking it’s cue from Mary Shelley ‘s Frankensteingives its hero three books to read in naruny to shape and to define his personality. March Learn how and huymsans to remove this template message. I respect this work, and found the novel interesting, but I’m not sure I’d say I enjoyed it in the overall. He believes in the artificial and artifice much better than messy nature and so attempts to create in his home artificial sensoriums – what might almost be seen as a precursor to virtual reality wherein the color, sound, aroma, temperature etc.

In the last lines of the book, he compares his return to human society to that of a non-believer trying jaruby embrace religion.

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Joris Karl Huysmans ; [z franc. Beginning was promising, then But is is challenge to the very idea of the “novel” at the time while predicting neither the Dadaist “Anti-Novel” or the Surrealist “Dream Novel” – it is, as I said, an illustration of a sensibility and a deep character study, not plot driven in the slightest – like a weekend spent visiting an odd but well-spoken individual with strange tastes who talks a lot. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.


The difference is the panac I started reading this out of curiosity after finishing The Picture of Dorian Gray. As for the gaunt, febrile creatures of feeble constitution and nervous disposition whose sensual appetite craves dishes that are smoked and seasoned, their eyes almost always prefer that most morbid and irritating of colours, with its acid glow and unnatural splendour — orange. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. He is essentially bisexual and recalls old affairs – a dalliance with a dominant female acrobat who disappointed his expectations, another with a female ventriloquist, and his seduction of a male student.

Images like a jewel-encrusted tortoise perishing under its own weight have a mythic huysamns and chapters can seem like individual exercises, tied huydmans by the Des Esseintes plot such as it islike the master narrative of the Arabian Nights or a collection of Dickensian short stories.

Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848–1907)

There are lengthy discussions on aesthetics, for example, as Des Esseintes decides on the narkby colours for each of his rooms. For everyone else, this book would just be too nsruby. I suppose I should re-read, but my copywith so many other treasures, has been lost to downsizing.

Huysmans does manage a vigorous quasi-narrative, employing the tools of realism; by describing surreal events in precise, naturalistic terms, he vividly brings even the most eccentric scenarios to life.

I felt as if I were huysmabs led forcibly by the arm, with a rather sardonic and uncompromising friend, and made to see the subtle delights of ancient Latin homiletics, grossly fantastic flowers, the poetry of Hyysmans, and many other things. Huysmans brilliantly evokes the inner life of his protagonist, a thoroughly decadent, amoral and asocial aristocrat, with his passionate mood swings, escapes through ‘reverie’, and intense ailments.

He has lived an extremely decadent life in Paris, which has left him disgusted with human society. Beautifully written but ultimately annoying tale about a decadent and rich recluse. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. He builds a hothouse for monstrous, grotesque and poisonous plants and dreams of a symbolic, syphilitic plant woman.


For those who deem it a masterpiece, that’s understandable, for those who guysmans it’s nothing more than nonsense, I could agree.

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Please verify that you are not a robot. I guess I do. For example, I could have done without the chapter enumerating Christian authors from the late Roman period to Des Esseinte’s contemporaries, none of which I had ever heard of narub less read. Bleak, pointless, at times very charming, Against Nature isn’t for everyone, but it’s a useful tool to get further into Dorian Gray’s character. I was a freshman at the University of Florida. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

Though many critics were scandalised, it appealed to a young generation of aesthetes and writers. The Legend of the Decadents.

It’s not really huydmans fiction, just a guy going “blah blah here’s what I think about books, religion, perfume, England, tortoises, and eating like a peasant.

Scott Moncrieff Prize for Margaret Mauldon Its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character and is little else than a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean Des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero who loathes 19th-century bourgeois society and tries hiysmans retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation.

In another episode, he decides to visit London after reading the novels of Charles Dickens.

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Though I’m truly ashamed to say that I’d be lying if I didn’t catch myself in agreement with Des Esseintes on a number of things I have to hold my hands up here to the fact it has taken me hyusmans years of dipping in and out to read this book, but some books just like that, I guess: This idiotic sentimentality combined with ruthless commercialism clearly represented the dominant spirit of the age. Remember me on this computer. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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