Against Nature: A Rebours (Oxford World's Classics)

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Resisting the traditional model of nineteenth-century fiction, Joris-Karl Huysman produced in 1884 a novel unlike any other of his time. Against Nature is the story of Des Esseintes, an aesthete who attempts to escape Paris and, along with it, the vulgarity of modern life. As Des Esseintes hides away in his museum of high taste, Huysman offers the reader a treasury of cultural delights and anticipates many aspects of twentieth century modernism. Supplemented by notes and a critical introduction, this new translation is sure to engage today's reader.
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Verlag: Oxford University Press Jul 2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199555117 ISBN 13: 9780199555116
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press Jul 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Against Nature is Huysmans's great fin-de-siècle novel anticipating many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarmé and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by a critically up-to-date introduction and indispensable notes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work. 272 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780199555116

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