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A rebours
A rebours
A rebours
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A rebours

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This is a novel by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans. The novel centers on a single character: Jean des Esseintes. He is an eccentric, reclusive, ailing aesthete and the last representative of an aristocratic family. Des Esseintes loathes nineteenth-century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world he created himself.
Release dateMay 29, 2022
A rebours

J.-K. Huysmans

J.-K. Huysmans (1847-1907) changed from being an obscure author and art critic to one of the most famous authors of his day with the publication of A Rebours (Against Nature) in 1884. A Rebours is a ground-breaking novel which captures the decadent spirit of the day and marks his final break with Zola and naturalism. Dedalus have published 12 books by J.-K. Huysmans, 11 in new translations by Brendan King; Marthe, Parisian Sketches, The Vatard Sisters, Stranded (En Rade), Drifting, Against Nature, Las Bas, Modern Art, Certain Artists, The Cathedral, En Route and The Oblate of St Benedict.

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