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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Cuentos de Canterbury Geoffrey Chaucer. Berlin Alexanderplatz A Doblin. Jean des Esseintes is the last member of a powerful and once proud noble family. Paterson William Carlos Williams.

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 run of mankind.

He fills the house with his eclectic art collection which notably consists of reprints of the paintings of Gustave Moreau. The Legend of the Decadents. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The epigraph to the novel is a quotation from the Flemish mystic Jan van Ruusbroec: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: He then cancels his trip and returns home, convinced that only disillusion would await him if he were to follow through with his plans.

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. However, when they met in July, Zola told Huysmans that the book had been a “terrible blow to Naturalism” and accused him of “leading the school astray” and “burning [his] boats with such a book”, claiming that “no type of literature was possible in this genre, exhausted by a single volume”. In the last lines of the book, he compares his return to human society to that of a non-believer trying to embrace religion.


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Whistler rushed to congratulate Huysmans the next day on his ‘marvellous’ book. He made no professions of healing, offered the sick no compensation, no hope; but his theory of Pessimism was, after all, the great consoler of chosen intellects, of lofty souls; it revealed society as it was, insisted on the innate foolishness of women, pointed you out the beaten tracks, saved you from disillusions by teaching you to restrict, so far as possible, your expectations Retrieved from ” https: Novels by Joris-Karl Huysmans.

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In another episode, he decides to visit London after reading the novels of Charles Dickens. Huysmans decided to keep certain features of the Naturalist style, such as its use of minutely documented realistic detail, but apply them instead to a portrait of an exceptional individual: This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Huysmans initially tried to placate him by claiming the book was still in the Naturalist style and that Des Esseintes’s opinions and tastes were not his own.


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Huysmanss Learn how and when to remove this template message. Eventually, his late nights and idiosyncratic diet take their toll on his health, requiring him to return to Paris or to forfeit his life.

Himnos a la Noche – Enrique de Ofterdingen Novalis. Nelson, Robert Jay Without telling anyone, he retreats to a house in the countryside. By using our website you agree to conttapelo use of cookies. His early works had been Naturalist in style, being realistic depictions of the drudgery and squalor of working- and lower-middle-class life in Paris.

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In doing so, it broke from Naturalism and became the ultimate example of ” decadent ” literature. Fausto Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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