Joris-Karl Huysmans

Joris-Karl Huysmans

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, ranging from the catalogue of decadent Latin authors in À rebours to the discussion of the symbology of Christian architecture in La cathédrale. Huysmans' work expresses a disgust with modern life and a deep pessimism, which led the author first to the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer then to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Stranded, Brendan King, Joris-Karl Huysmans
Brendan King, Joris-Karl Huysmans
Stranded
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The Vatard Sisters, Brendan King, Joris-Karl Huysmans
Brendan King, Joris-Karl Huysmans
The Vatard Sisters
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Joris-Karl Huysmans
Down There (Là-Bas)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
Down There (Là-Bas)
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Marthe, Brendan King, Joris-Karl Huysmans
Brendan King, Joris-Karl Huysmans
Marthe
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