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Huysmans, J.-K (Joris-Karl) 1848-1907

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Against the grain (A rebours) by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

640 editions published between 1884 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 6,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The protagonist, Des Esseintes, exhibits the debilitating symptoms of neurasthenia... The condition necessitates his temporary retirement from Paris to his country estate at Fontenay, where he sets his course "against the grain" of ordinary life. Cloistered in luxury, Des Esseintes contrives a regimen of exquisite sensualism. He devises a "mouth organ" from which he sips "harmonic" combinations of liqueurs. He cultivates exotic flora and arranges to have the shell of a live tortoise inlaid with jewels. His overly refined tastes encompass perfumes, monastic music, visionary painting, and the poetry of Stephane Mallarme. Unchecked indulgence only deepens his malaise, however, prompting his doctor to order him back to Paris. The story ends there, with an appeal by Des Esseintes for pity from a God he only vaguely believes in." (, accessed 1/8/2020)
Down there (Là bas) : a study in Satanism by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

372 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of satanism that explores the occult community found in Paris during the nineteenth century
La cathédrale by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

338 editions published between 1895 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cathedral (French: La Cathédrale) (1898) is a novel by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans. It is the third of Huysmans' books to feature the character Durtal, a thinly disguised portrait of the author. He had already featured the character of Durtal in Là-bas and En route, which recounted his conversion to Catholicism. La Cathédrale continues the story. After his retreat at a Trappist monastery, Durtal moves to the city of Chartres, renowned for its cathedral. Huysmans describes the building in great detail" -- Wikipedia
The Vatard sisters by J.-K Huysmans( )

115 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Soeurs Vatard, described by its author as a ""lewd but exact"" slice of life, was J.-K. Huysmans' second novel. Huysmans abandoned poetry and turned to the novel at a time when the works of Emile Zola were intensely controversial; Les Soeurs Vatard is dedicated to Zola by ""his fervent admirer and devoted friend.""In it, Huysmans vividly depicts the scene that for his generation of French writers stood for the contemporary world: the brutal, teeming life of the industrial quarters of Paris in the 1870s. Huysmans' Vatard sisters are ""Désirée, an urchin of fifteen, a brunette with large
En route by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

285 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Route continues the story of Durtal, a modern anti-hero; solitary, agonised and alienated. Robbed of religion and plunged into decadence by the pressures of modern life, Durtal discovers a new road to Rome. Art, architecture and music light his way back to God. En Route forms part of a sequence of novels by Huysmans which are in fact barely veiled autobiography. First published in 1895, En Route earned the hostility of the Catholic Church and was condemned for obscenity
The oblate by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

144 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final book in Huysmans' cycle of four novels featuring the character Durtal, a thinly disguised portrait of the author himself
Becalmed by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

125 editions published between 1887 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel
Grünewald by Matthias Grünewald( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les foules de Lourdes by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

107 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down stream (A vau-l'eau) and other works : including Marthe, A dish of spices (Le drageoir aux épices), Critical papers (from Certains and L'art moderne), and a Twenty-year-after preface (to A rebours) by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

74 editions published between 1882 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in late-nineteenth-century Paris, Downstream is the story of civil servant Jean Folantin, a man beset with melancholy induced by middle-aged loneliness, nihilism, and toiling for a wage that scarcely allows him to subsist. His days are composed of office drudgery; in the evenings he searches in vain for a decent meal. His nights are spent alone." "Whether Downstream is the political tale of a man's enslavement by poverty or, instead, a psychological tale of his reluctance to genuinely invest hope in anything that actually matters, it is J.K. Huysmans in a foul and visionary mood."--Jacket
En ménage by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

88 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Franse schrijver ten tijde van het fin de siècle heeft moeite met relaties maar ook met het alleen zijn
Paintings by Matthias Grünewald( Book )

12 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

81 illustrations, 16 in color
Sainte Lydwine de Schiedam by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

120 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Là-haut; ou, Notre-Dame de la Salette by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marthe, histoire d'une fille by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

60 editions published between 1876 and 2018 in French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois églises et Trois primitifs by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

37 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certains by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

42 editions published between 1889 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Croquis parisiens by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

63 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huysmans arpente la capitale dans tous les sens, traquant sans cesse le détail pittoresque, humant l'atmosphère des quartiers qui lui sont chers (Saint-Denis, Montmartre), campant les silhouettes des personnages typiquement parisiens qu'il aime (le marchand de marrons, le conducteur d'autobus, la blanchisseuse). Et il part à la découverte de la banlieue
Lettres inédites à Edmond de Goncourt by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

12 editions published in 1956 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first decadent, being the strange life of J. K. Huysmans by James Laver( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-length biography in English of the French writer, Joris-Karl Huysmans. His most famous and certainly his most notorious novel, Là-Bas, published in 1884, became a classic overnight, and his later works, especially Against the Grain, En Route and La Cathédrale, which are concerned with his pilgrimage toward the Catholic Church, are extraordinary in their vivid power. Huysmans' work occupies a unique and important place in French literature of the 'eighties and 'nineties. In his biography, James Laver, author of Whistler, traces Huysmans' strange and unusual life and his progress through the horrifying by-ways of diabolism and the Black Mass to the Catholic Church. He shows Huysmans' relation on the one hand to the Naturalism of Emile Zola and to the Goncourts, and on the other to Barbey d'Aurevilly, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, the Symbolists and the Catholic converts. Huysmans' works receive considerable attention in this, his first biography in English. Mr. Laver has delved deeply in the evidence concerning Satanism and the occult to furnish the background for an understanding of Là-Bas. He has gone to great pains to identify the characters and themes of this and other novels."--Dust jacket
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Against the grain (A rebours)
Down there (Là bas) : a study in SatanismLa cathédraleEn routeBecalmedDown stream (A vau-l'eau) and other works : including Marthe, A dish of spices (Le drageoir aux épices), Critical papers (from Certains and L'art moderne), and a Twenty-year-after preface (to A rebours)En ménageMarthe, histoire d'une fille
Alternative Names
A. Meunier

Charles Marie Georges H

Georgius-Carolus Huysmans

H, J.-K. 1848-1907

Hiuismansas Žorisas Karlas


Huysmans 1848-1907

Huysmans, Charles-Marie

Huysmans Charles Marie Georges

Huysmans, Charles-Marie-Georges 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georg C. 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georg Charles H. 1848-1907

Huysmans, George Charles 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georges C. 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georges Charles

Huysmans, Georges Charles 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georges Charles H. 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georges Charles Marie, 1848-1907

Huysmans J.K.

Huysmans, J.K. 1848-1907

Huysmans, J.-K. (Joris-Karl), 1848-1907

Huysmans Jaris-Karl

Huysmans, Jaris-Karl 1848-1907

Huysmans, Joris K.

Huysmans, Joris K. 1848-1907

Huysmans Joris Karl

Huysmans, Joris-Karl 1848-1907

Huysmans Jorris - Karl

Huysmans, Jorris-Karl 1848-1907

Huysmans, Karl J. 1848-1907

Huysmans, Karl Joris 1848-1907

Ismans, Žoriss-Karls, 1848-1907

J.-K. H 1848-1907

Joris-Karl Huysmans

Joris-Karl Huysmans écrivain et critique d’art français

Joris-Karl Huysmans Escritor francés

Joris-Karl Huysmans Frans schrijver

Joris-Karl Huysmans französischer Schriftsteller

Joris-Karl Huysmans French novelist and art critic

Joris-Karl Huysmans pisarz francuski

Joris Karl Huysmans scrittore francese

Joris-Karl Huysmans skrivagner gallek

Meunier, A.

Meunier A. 1848-1907

Uismans, Žoris-Karl

Vismanss, Žoriss-Karls, 1848-1907

Žorž-Šarl Ismans

Γιόρις Καρλ Υισμάν

Гюисманс Ж.-К.

Гюисманс Жорис-Карл

Гюисманс, Жорис-Карл, 1848-1907

Гюисманс, Шарль-Жорж-Мари, 1848-1907

Гюисманс, Шарль Мари Жорж

Гюисманс Шарль Мари Жорж 1848-1907

Жорж-Шарл Исманс

Жорис Карл Гюисманс французский романист и художественный критик

Жорис-Карл Юисманс

Жоріс-Карл Гюїсманс


Хёйсманс, Йорис-Карл, 1848-1907

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위스망스, 조리스-카를 1848-1907

위스망스, 조리스-칼 1848-1907

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