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He has lived an extremely decadent life in Paris, which has left him disgusted with human society. It was being reviewed everywhere as the guidebook of decadence. Articles with short description Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers.

Huysmans predicted his novel would be a failure with the public and critics: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A Contrapelo Joris Karl Huysmans.

Huysmans initially tried to placate him by claiming the book was still in the Naturalist style and that Des Esseintes’s opinions and tastes were not his own. This abstract may be abridged.

Looking for beautiful books? Its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character and is mostly 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 to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation.


Cuentos de Canterbury Geoffrey Chaucer. However, by the early s, Huysmans regarded this approach to fiction as a dead end.

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The Best Books of The book’s plot is said to have dominated the action of Dorian, causing him to live an amoral life of sin and hedonism.

Whistler rushed to congratulate Huysmans the next day on his ‘marvellous’ jorjs-karl.

This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. It was the heyday of Naturalism, but this school, which should have rendered the inestimable service of giving us real characters in precisely described settings, had ended up harping on the same old themes and was treading water.

It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I want to say Contemporary Fiction English Language: What were all the evangelical pharmacopoeias beside his treatises of spiritual hygiene?

In the last lines of the book, he compares his return to human society to joris-kadl of a non-believer trying to embrace religion. Manchester University Press, pp.

The extra weight on contrapello creature’s back causes its death. He fills the house with his eclectic art collection which notably consists of reprints of the paintings of Gustave Moreau. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Lloyd James Flammarion, p. Richard Ellmann describes the effect of the book in his biography of Oscar Wilde:.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This essay considers that the description of the collections of Des Esseintes, its main character, could be understood as this plot. Crimen y Castigo Fyodor M Dostoevsky.

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He dines at an English restaurant in Paris while waiting for his train and is delighted by the resemblance of the people to his notions derived from literature. Montesquiou’s furnishings bear a strong huysans to those in Des Esseintes’s house:. However, when they met in July, Zola told Huysmans that the book had been a “terrible blow to Naturalism” and accused him huysans “leading the school astray” and “burning [his] boats with such a book”, claiming that “no type of literature was possible in this genre, exhausted by a single volume”.

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A Contrapelo

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