Get this from a library! Naruby. [Joris Karl Huysmans; Jaroslav Med; Arnošt Procházka; Klára Kvízová; Luděk Marks]. Joris-Karl Huysmans, author of Against Nature, on LibraryThing. 7 copies; Paris 6 copies; De Bièvre 6 copies; Knapsacks 6 copies; Naruby 5 copies, 1 review. Des Esseintes: Le héros fin de siècle par excellence! Cynique, misogyne et romantique à l’extrême. Aristocrate oisif, isolé, il se livre à une méditation sur.

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Huysmans is at his strongest in passages of sensual pleasure. Manchester University Press, pp. So we have here what is considered the primary novel text of the Decadent literary movement.

Books by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Motte, Dean De La University of Delaware Press, pp. Beginning was promising, then The E-mail Address es huysmmans is required. But is is challenge to the naruhy idea of the “novel” at the time while predicting neither the Dadaist “Anti-Novel” or the Surrealist “Dream Novel” – it is, as I said, an illustration of a sensibility and a deep character study, not plot driven in the slightest – like a weekend spent visiting an odd but well-spoken individual with strange tastes who talks a lot.

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My take-away is that even art that tries to go beyond morality understood as the conventional morality of a majority has its own code of morals, of what is good and bad – and therefore trying to make amoral art might just be logically impossible.

Novels by Joris-Karl Huysmans. View all 3 comments. If I was to re-read in years time, my views would probably change for the better. The lucky tortoise couldn’t bear naguby strain— “Accustomed no doubt to a sedentary life, a modest existence spent in the shelter of its humble carapace, it had not been able to bear the dazzling luxury imposed upon it, the glittering cape in which it had been clad, the precious stones which had been used to decorate its shell like a jeweled ciborium.


Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848–1907)

The novels are also noteworthy for their encyclopaedic documentation Charles Marie Georges Huysmans was a French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans. What’s most interesting to me about the book is its rigorous insight and prescience. As for the gaunt, febrile creatures of feeble constitution and nervous disposition whose sensual appetite craves dishes that are smoked and seasoned, their eyes almost always prefer that most morbid and irritating of colours, with its acid glow and unnatural splendour — orange.

Richard Ellmann describes the effect of the book in his biography of Oscar Wilde:. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format.

The secret lies in knowing how to proceed, how to concentrate deeply enough to produce the hallucination and succeed in substituting the dream reality for the reality huysmwns.

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He thinks, he agonizes, he tries different things, he agonizes some more, he reflects, he aesthetically critiques all the arts of his time, he reminisces, he tries other things, he thinks some more, eventually view spoiler [he “fails” nsruby satisfy himself and the book ends hide spoiler ]. He has lived an extremely decadent life in Paris, which has left him disgusted with human society. I took it to a football game to read because I knew I would be bored without a book.


This is a book huydmans the life and thoughts of hutsmans aesthetic aristocrat des Esseintes, about his decision to remove himself from his social milieu and use his vast wealth to create for himself an artificial world in his remote mansion.

A rich and decadent novel featuring just one man, the jaded aristocrat Des Esseintes, who leads an isolated life fuelled by his passions for excess and self-indulgence.

But all in all, a good read.

You may have already requested this item. He builds a hothouse for monstrous, grotesque and poisonous plants and dreams of a symbolic, syphilitic plant woman. The humor is dry and witty – there’s a wry section on contraception and the doomed children of the poor, and the “imagined huysmanw segment is both clever and poignant. Preview this item Preview this item. Return to Book Page. In other projects Wikiquote. It’s not really even fiction, just a guy going “blah blah here’s what Naeuby think about books, religion, perfume, England, tortoises, and eating like a peasant.

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