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[Reading] ➱ À rebours ➹ Joris-Karl Huysmans – Cutabovebarberagency.co.uk With a title translated either as Against Nature or as Against The Grain this wildly original fin de siècle novel follows its sole character Des Esseintes a decadent ailing aristocrat who retreats toReading À rebours Joris Karl Huysmans Cutabovebarberagencycouk With a title translated either as Against Nature or as Against The Grain this wildly original fin de siècle novel follows its sole character Des Esseintes a decadent ailing aristocrat who retreats to With a title translated either as Ag

rebours free À rebours PDFAinst Nature or as Against The Grain this wildly original fin de siècle novel follows its sole character Des Esseintes a decadent ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui he gluts his aesthetic appetites with


Ainst Nature or as Against The Grain this wildly original fin de siècle novel follows its sole character Des Esseintes a decadent ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui he gluts his aesthetic appetites with

À rebours MOBI ç Paperback Charles Marie Georges Huysmans was a French novelist who published his works as Joris Karl Huysmans He is most famous for the novel À rebours Against Nature His style is remarkable for its idiosyncratic use of the French language wide ranging vocabulary wealth of detailed and sensuous description and biting satirical wit The novels are also noteworthy for their encyclopaedic documentation.

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  • Bill Kerwin

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFDid I really read this book forty years ago Or did I just read the passages about the perfume organ and the jewel encrusted turtle and later assumed I had read the rest If I did read it I was completely wrong in my evaluation of this as a static effete precursor to Dorian Gray a work marooned in the vanished aesthetic of the late nineteenth century No no Against the Grain is much much richer than thatFor starters it is an accomplished work of realism that turns realism on its head Huysman just as effectively as the Goncourts or Dreiser knows how to accumulate a wealth of detail to co


  • Glenn Russell

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDF“Already he was dreaming of a refined solitude a comfortable desert a motionless ark in which to seek refuge from the unending deluge of human stupidity”― Joris Karl Huysmans Against the Grain Against the Grain alternately translated as Against Nature is a slim novel 110 pages where French author Joris Karl Huysmans 1848 1907 employs a torrent of baroue descriptions and unending streams of rococo linguistic curlicues to write about a bored jaded aristocrat by the name of Des Esseintes who uses his inherited wealth to seal himself off in a custom made artificial world where he can live his entire life on his own aesthetic and highly refined terms There really isn’t any dialogue or other characters nor is there any plot or storyline in the ordinary sense of the term rather the novel describes the details of Des Esseintes’s life as a monk of the sensualWe read how Des Esseintes forced his servants to wear heavy felt covers over their shoes so he wouldn’t hear the


  • J.G. Keely

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFThe hipsters are right society is trying to destroy you not your body or your mind but you the part which makes an individual That's what society is the aspect of human life that is not the self but is communal the part that causes humanity to behave like a colony of antsAs brilliant Nietzsche scholar Rick Roderick pointed out advertisement is the opposite of psychotherapy The idea of therapy is to take things that are hidden within your brain biases prejudices hangups fears habits and to bring them to the surface to make you aware of them so they can be processed or even gotten rid ofThe idea of advertisement is to plant in your brain things you don’t realize are there but which change the way you think We conflate Coca Cola with comfort and familiarity the Nike swoosh with athletic ability Mickey Mouse with childhood; our idea of how relationships work is based on yoghurt commercialsToday we marvel at the idea that people


  • Steven Godin

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFAfter feasting on an excessive orgy of oysters smoked salmon uail eggs marinated lobster rare partridge breast honey glazed pig trotters and spiced wine I followed with a desert consisting of apple strudel with clotted cream and sticky chocolate pudding in a warm orange sauce I took to the sofa in front of the open log fire while stretching my feet out on the Persian rug keeping my fine Turkish cigarettes and bottle of plum brandy close at hand I finished reading 'À rebours'Against Nature A rich and decadent novel featuring just one man the jaded aristocrat Des Esseintes who leads an isolated life fuelled by his passions for excess and self indulgence Referring to society early on as frightful clodhoppers this would become th


  • Manny

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFIt must have been so exciting to be a novelist in the second half of the nineteenth century You weren't limited to just creating a novel; if you were talented you could create a whole new kind of novel Here Huysmans has written the first example known to me of the novel where


  • Aubrey

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFIf Proust composed his In Search of Lost Time without having read this book I'll eat my hat Of course the similarities may have been unavoidable when considering that both authors concern themselves with the period of haute couture and Faubourg Saint Germain culture and even chose the same aristocrat to model their own wildly eccentric characters on the Comte de Montesuiou Fezensac inspiring both Huysmans' Des Esseintes and Proust's Charlus And it could have been sheer coincidence that Huy


  • Gary

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFThe world is too much with us; late and soon Wordsworth wrote in 1802 getting and spending we lay waste our powers Joris Karl Huysmans' fin de siècle novel Against Nat


  • Vit Babenco

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFI don’t know intentionally or not but Against Nature is an absolute opposite of Walden by Henry David Thoreau and it is a complete denial of nature“Nature he used to say has had her day; she has finally and utterly exhausted the patience of sensitive observers by the revolting uniformity of her landscapes and skyscapes After all what platitudinous limitations she imposes like a tradesman specializing in a single line of business; what petty minded restrictions like a shopkeeper stocking one article to the exclusion of all others; what a monotonous store of meadows and trees what a commonplace display of mountains and seas”Endeavouring to “rejoice beyond the bounds of time” and to make the world shudder at his joy the main hero turns his life into a perfect diamond of decadence But the decadent ways take their toll


  • Ian "Marvin" Graye

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFDecadent Rants and HaranguesThis 1884 novel is a wonderful assemblage of prescient and decadent rantsSomething Huysmans says of another book of rants could apply eually to his own work Conceived as harangues they contained a certain strong muscular energy and were astonishing in the intolerance of their convictionsScoundrels and ImbecilesJean Des Esseintes I'll call him Des E for short fills his life with literature art music furniture jewelry flowers perfumes food and liuorHis journey started as a child Immersed in solitude he would dream or read far into the nightEducated by Jesuits he acuires a bold and independent spiritHe grows to scorn his fellow man His contempt for humanity deepened He reached the conclusion that the world for the most part was composed of scoundrels and imbecilesAlready he was dreaming of a refined solitude a comfortable desert a motionless ark in which to seek refuge from the unending deluge of human stupidity Des E


  • Warwick

    À rebours MOBI ç Paperback rebours free, À rebours PDFAn ornate sickly claustropobic book full of fascinating discussions about art and literature and studded with items of outré vocabulary I still haven’t worked out what mœchialogie means It is a novel for people who like talking about novels – the plot itself is slim and of little importance I’ll summarise it uickly des Esseintes a rich effete aristocrat retires from a life of excess and debauchery to live in his retreat at Fontenay outside Paris where he shuts himself off from the rest of the world


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