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Gegen den Strich - Joris-Karl Huysmans
Gegen den Strich
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9783423130981 (3423130989)
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Pages no: 272
Edition language: Deutsch
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3.0 Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans
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AC rated it
This is a brilliant book. Not only is it interesting in and of itself, containing some magnificent writing, but it presents an original and fundamental analysis of the entire movement away from Naturalism (Huysmans began as a disciple of Zola) and into Symbolism (Mallarmé), Decadence, and (hence) in...
Warwick rated it
An ornate, sickly, claustropobic book, full of fascinating discussions about art and literature, and studded with items of outré vocabulary (I still haven’t worked out what mœchialogie means). It is a novel for people who like talking about novels – the plot itself is slim and of little importance. ...
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It must have been so exciting to be a novelist in the second half of the nineteenth century. You weren't limited to just creating a novel; if you were talented, you could create a whole new kind of novel. Here, Huysmans has written the first example known to me of the novel where nothing happens. Fr...
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