Against Nature

Against Nature

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by Joris Karl Huysmans
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604596716

ISBN-13: 9781604596717

Pub. Date: 01/14/2009

Publisher: Wilder Publications

Resisting the traditional model of nineteenth-century fiction, Joris-Karl Huysman produced in 1884 a novel unlike any other of his time. Against Nature is the story of Des Esseintes, an aesthete who attempts to escape Paris and, along with it, the vulgarity of modern Life. As Des Esseintes hides away in his museum of high taste, Huysman offers the reader a treasury of

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Resisting the traditional model of nineteenth-century fiction, Joris-Karl Huysman produced in 1884 a novel unlike any other of his time. Against Nature is the story of Des Esseintes, an aesthete who attempts to escape Paris and, along with it, the vulgarity of modern Life. As Des Esseintes hides away in his museum of high taste, Huysman offers the reader a treasury of cultural delights and anticipates many aspects of twentieth century modernism. Supplemented by notes and a critical introduction, this new translation is sure to engage today's reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604596717
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
01/14/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
772,032
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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