According to Wikipedia: "Charles-Marie-Georges Huysmans (February 5, 1848 ndash; May 12, 1907) was a French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans; he is most famous for the novel Agrave; rebours (Against Nature or Wrong Way). His style is remarkable for its idiosyncratic use of the French language, wide-ranging vocabulary, wealth of detailed and sensuous description, and biting, satirical wit. The novels are also noteworthy for their encyclopaedic documentation, ranging from the catalogue of decadent Latin authors in Agrave; rebours to the discussion of the iconography of Christian architecture in La catheacute;drale. Huysmans' work expresses a disgust with modern life and a deep pessimism, which led the author first to the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer then to the teachings of the Catholic Church."
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B&R Samizdat Express
January 01, 2009
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