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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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Schopenhauerhe exclaims, has seen the truth, jofis-karl he clearly expressed it in his philosophy. 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.

A Contrapelo

El Paraiso Perdido John Milton. I have resolved to spend it reflecting on it. A Contrapelo Joris Karl Huysmans.

Cambridge University Press, pp. Whistler rushed to congratulate Huysmans the next day on his ‘marvellous’ book.

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This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Montesquiou’s furnishings bear a strong resemblance to those in Des Esseintes’s house:. Looking for beautiful books? Eventually, his late nights and idiosyncratic diet take their toll on his health, requiring him to return to Paris or to forfeit his life.


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 huysmanns, to create characters who would be as close as possible to the average run of mankind.

Retrieved from ” https: Painting and the Novel. 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.

A contrapelo de Joris-Karl Huysmans: La colección como relato.

This essay considers that the description of the collections of Des Esseintes, its main character, could be understood as this plot. 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 eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero who loathes 19th-century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation.

He said to the Morning News: The epigraph to the novel is a quotation from the Flemish mystic Jan van Ruusbroec: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Jean des Esseintes is the last member of a powerful and once proud noble family. Cuentos de Canterbury Geoffrey Chaucer.


Other books in this series. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 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.

I do not joris-ksrl 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 in Ali Baba ‘s cave. In one of the book’s most surrealistic episodes, he has gemstones set in the shell of a tortoise.

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Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I want to say Toward a New Decadence? Contemporary Fiction English Language: Translated by Donald Davie [10].

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