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Against the Grain

Against the Grain - 06 edition

Against the Grain - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9781406505719

ISBN10: 1406505714

Against the Grain by Huysmans - ISBN 9781406505719
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Dodo Press
Published: 2006
International: No
Against the Grain by Huysmans - ISBN 9781406505719

ISBN13: 9781406505719

ISBN10: 1406505714

Edition: 06

Summary

A Rebours (Against the Grain) (1884), was a break from Naturalism for the French writer, and became the ultimate example of 'decadent' literature. It features a single character, the aesthete Des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive antihero. It gained further notoriety as an exhibit during the trials of Oscar Wilde in 1895, during which the prosecutor referred to the novel as a ''sodomitical'' book.

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