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Against Nature

Against Nature (ISBN10: 1612039111; ISBN13: 9781612039114)
ISBN13: 978-1612039114
ISBN10: 1612039111

Summary: Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans is a novel and narrative almost entirely on its principal character, and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean Des Esseintes. Des Esseintes, is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa. Here, accompanied only by a couple of silent servants, he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems, and complex perfumes and embarks on a series of increasing
ly strange aesthetic experiments. Charles-Marie-Georges was a French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl. He is most famous for the novel A rebours (Against the Grain or 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.
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Summary: Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans is a novel and narrative almost entirely on its principal character, and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean Des Esseintes. Des Esseintes, is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa. Here, accompanied only by a couple of silent servants, he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems, and complex perfumes and embarks on a series of increasingly strange aesthetic experiments. Charles-Marie-Georges was a French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl. He is most famous for the novel A rebours (Against the Grain or 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....show less

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Publisher: Spastic Cat Press
Year Published: 2011
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