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A Contrapelo Joris Karl Huysmans.
In doing so, it broke from Naturalism and became the ultimate example of ” decadent ” literature. The epigraph to the novel is a quotation from the Flemish mystic Jan van Ruusbroec: 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”.
Though many critics were scandalised, it appealed to a young generation of aesthetes and writers. Huysmans’s former mentor, Zola, was less impressed and gave the book a lukewarm reception.
Nelson, Robert Jay Can’t you arise From uuysmans, and triumph, grow Today a form of conjuration Robed in an iron folio? Cambridge University Press, pp.
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.
However, by the early s, Huysmans regarded this approach to fiction as a dead end.
Other books in this series. Translated by Donald Davie . This abstract may be abridged. Its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character and is mostly joris-katl catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero who loathes 19th-century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation.
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I do not doubt therefore that it was in the most admiring, sympathetic and sincere good faith that he retailed to Huysmans what he had seen during the few moments he spent husymans Ali Baba ‘s cave. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
Articles with short description Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers. Eventually, his late nights and idiosyncratic diet take their toll on his health, requiring him to return to Paris or to forfeit his life. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Montesquiou’s furnishings bear a strong resemblance to those in Des Esseintes’s house:.
It was the heyday of Naturalism, but this school, which should have rendered the inestimable service of giving us real characters in precisely described settings, had ended up harping on the same old themes and was treading water.
In the last lines of the book, he compares his return to human society to that of a non-believer trying to embrace religion. 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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He rejects the academically respectable Latin authors of the ” Golden Age ” such as Virgil and Ciceropreferring later ” Silver Age ” writers such as Petronius and Apuleius as well as works of early Christian literature, whose style was usually dismissed as the “barbarous” product of the Dark Ages. Paterson William Carlos Williams. It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I want to say Toward a New Decadence?
A contrapelo de Joris-Karl Huysmans: La colección como relato.
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Richard Ellmann describes the effect of the book in his biography of Oscar Wilde:. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Painting joris-kark the Novel. 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 contrappelo exceptional individual: Contemporary Fiction English Language: