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A Contrapelo by Joris Karl Huysmans, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Title: A contrapelo de Joris-Karl Huysmans: La colección como relato. (Spanish); Alternate Title: Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans: Collecting as a. Joris-Karl Huysmans [É¥ismɒ̃˕s] [1], nom d’usage de Charles Marie y un profundo pesimismo, especialmente su obra más conocida, A contrapelo (À.

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In the last lines of the book, he compares his return to human society to that of a non-believer trying joris-oarl embrace religion. Rojo y Negro Stendhal. Nelson, Robert Jay It scarcely admitted—in theory at least—any exceptions to the rule; thus it limited itself to depicting common existence, and struggled, under the pretext of being true to life, to create characters who would be as close as possible to the average jofis-karl of mankind. The epigraph to the novel is a quotation from the Flemish mystic Jan van Ruusbroec: Montesquiou’s furnishings bear a strong resemblance to those in Des Esseintes’s house:.

This abstract may be abridged. Contdapelo des Esseintes is the last member of a powerful and once proud noble family. Whistler rushed to congratulate Huysmans the next day on his ‘marvellous’ book. In doing so, it broke from Naturalism and became the ultimate example of ” decadent ” literature. Its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean des Esseintes, an contgapelo, reclusive aesthete and antihero who loathes 19th-century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation.

He fills the house with his eclectic art collection which notably consists of reprints of the paintings of Gustave Moreau.


He then cancels his trip and returns home, convinced that only disillusion would await him if he were to follow through with his plans. What were all the evangelical pharmacopoeias beside his treatises cojtrapelo spiritual hygiene?

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At the very moment that Wilde was falling in with social patterns, he was confronted with a book which even in its title defied them. Translated by Donald Davie [10]. In another episode, he decides to visit Huysnans after reading the novels of Charles Dickens.

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Other books in this series. He dines at an English restaurant in Paris while waiting for his train and is delighted by the resemblance of the people to his notions derived from literature.

Crimen y Castigo Fyodor M Dostoevsky.

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A Contrapelo Joris Karl Huysmans. The book’s plot is contrapeli to have dominated the action of Dorian, causing him to live an amoral life of sin and hedonism.

The extra weight on the creature’s back causes its death. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I want to say When Joris-Karl Huysmans Against Nature was published init was considered a novel without a plot. Berlin Alexanderplatz A Doblin.

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Himnos a la Noche – Enrique de Ofterdingen Novalis. Manchester University Press, pp. In one of the book’s most surrealistic episodes, he has gemstones set in the shell of a tortoise. Cambridge University Press, pp. He conducts a survey of French and Latin literature, rejecting the works approved by the mainstream critics of his day.

This essay considers that the description of the collections of Des Esseintes, its main character, could be understood as this plot.

However, by the early s, Huysmans regarded this approach to fiction as a dead end.

It was being reviewed everywhere as the guidebook of decadence. He was shown, too, a sled picturesquely placed on a snow-white bearskin, a library of rare books in suitably-coloured bindings and the remains of an unfortunate tortoise whose shell had been coated with gold paint.

Though many critics were scandalised, it appealed to a young generation of joirs-karl and writers. Retrieved from ” https: