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Against Nature (Penguin Classics) - Joris-Karl Huysmans, Patrick McGuinness, Robert Baldick
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[SR: 61247], Paperback, [EAN: 9780140447637], Penguin Classics, Penguin Classics, Book, [PU: Penguin Classics], 2003-05-01, Penguin Classics, Infamous as the inspiration for the novel which slowly corrupts Oscar Wilde's "Dorian Gray", Joris-Karl Huysmans' "Against Nature" (A Rebours) is translated by Robert Baldick with an introduction by Patrick McGuinness in "Penguin Classics". A wildly original fin-de-siecle novel, "Against Nature" contains only one character. Des Esseintes is a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where her indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui, he gluts his aesthetic appetites with classical literature and art, exotic jewels (with which he fatally encrusts the shell of his tortoise), rich perfumes and a kaleidoscope of sensual experiences. "Against Nature", in the words of the author, exploded 'like a meteorite' and has enjoyed a cult following to this day. This revised edition of Robert Baldick's lucid translation features a new introduction and a chronology, and reproduces Huysmans' original 1903 preface as well as a selection of reviews from writers including Mallarme, Zola and Wilde.Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) is now recognized as one of the most challenging and innovative figures in European literature and an acknowledged principal architect of the fin-de-siecle imagination. He was a career civil servant who wrote ten novels, most notably "A Rebours and La-Bas". If you enjoyed "Against Nature", you might like Huysmans' "The Damned (La-Bas)", also available in "Penguin Classics"., 590912, Classics, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 590934, Literary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Infamous as the inspiration for the novel which slowly corrupts Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray, Joris-Karl Huysmans' Against Nature (A Rebours) is translated by Robert Baldick with an introduction by Patrick McGuinness in Penguin Classics.A wildly original fin-de-siecle novel, Against Nature contains only one character. Des Esseintes is a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where her indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui, he gluts his aesthetic appetites with classical literature and art, exotic jewels (with which he fatally encrusts the shell of his tortoise), rich perfumes and a kaleidoscope of sensual experiences. Against Nature, in the words of the author, exploded 'like a meteorite' and has enjoyed a cult following to this day.This revised edition of Robert Baldick's lucid translation features a new introduction and a chronology, and reproduces Huysmans's original 1903 preface as well as a selection of reviews from writers including Mallarme, Zola and Wilde.Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) is now recognized as one of the most challenging and innovative figures in European literature and an acknowledged principal architect of the fin-de-siecle imagination. He was a career civil servant who wrote ten novels, most notably A Rebours and La-Bas.If you enjoyed Against Nature, you might like Huysmans's The Damned (La-Bas), also available in Penguin Classics. Books Joris-Karl Huysmans|Paperback|Penguin Books Ltd|01/05/2003, Penguin Books Ltd

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A wildly original fin-de-siA]cle novel, "Against Nature" follows its sole character, Des Esseintes, a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui, he gluts his aesthetic appetites with classical literature and art, exotic jewels (with which he fatally encrusts the shell of his tortoise), rich perfumes, and a kaleidoscope of sensual experiences. The original handbook of decadence, "Against Nature" exploded alike a grenadea (in the words of its author) and has enjoyed a cult readership from its publication to the present day. Against Nature Huysmans, J. K. / Baldick, Robert / McGuinness, Patrick, Penguin Books

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Against Nature

A wildly original fin-de-si?cle novel, "Against Nature" follows its sole character, Des Esseintes, a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui, he gluts his aesthetic appetites with classical literature and art, exotic jewels (with which he fatally encrusts the shell of his tortoise), rich perfumes, and a kaleidoscope of sensual experiences. The original handbook of decadence, "Against Nature" exploded ?like a grenade? (in the words of its author) and has enjoyed a cult readership from its publication to the present day.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140447637
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140447636
Paperback
Publishing year: 2004
Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
242 Pages
Weight: 0,218 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780140447637

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