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Against the Grain Huysmans Joris-Karl Huysmans

Against the Grain

Huysmans Joris-Karl Huysmans

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ISBN : 9781604245240
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168 pages
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Huysmans was a French novelist noted for his vast scope of language, his sensuous descriptions and satirical wit. His pessimistic outlook showed a deep disgust for modern life. Des Esseintes is the main character. He is an exocentric antihero whoMoreHuysmans was a French novelist noted for his vast scope of language, his sensuous descriptions and satirical wit. His pessimistic outlook showed a deep disgust for modern life. Des Esseintes is the main character. He is an exocentric antihero who despises 19th century upper=class society. Des Esseintes tried to create his own artistic world. This novel is an excellent example of decadent literature.