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Against Nature

Against Nature - 98 edition

Against Nature - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780199555116

ISBN10: 0199555117

Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans and Nicholas White - ISBN 9780199555116
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1998
International: No
Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans and Nicholas White - ISBN 9780199555116

ISBN13: 9780199555116

ISBN10: 0199555117

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98

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Summary

'It will be the biggest fiasco of the year - but I don't care a damn! It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I had to say.' As Joris -Karl Huysmans announced in 1884, Against Nature was fated to be a novel like no other. Resisting the models of classic nineteenth-century fiction, it focuses on the attempts of its anti-hero, the hypersensitive neurotic and aesthete, Des Esseintes, to escape Paris and the vulgarity ofmodern life. Holed up in his private museum of high taste, he offers Huysmans's readers a treasure trove of cultural delights which anticipates many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarme and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by indispensablenotes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work.

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