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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Eng, Baltimore .
Written in English


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StatementJ.-K. Huysmans ; a new translation of À rebours by Robert Baldrick.
SeriesThe Penguin classics ; L86
The Physical Object
Pagination220 p. ;
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18440326M
ISBN 100140440860
OCLC/WorldCa6036547

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  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 :// Sliding vertiginously between the beautiful and divine, Against Nature is a brilliant defense of artifice and cultural alchemy. Read more. 2 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. James J. Omeara. out of 5 stars This is the one to get! Reviewed in the United States on Aug  › Books › Literature & Fiction › Classics. Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans is a novel in which very little happens; its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character, and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean Des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero, who loathes 19th century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own  › Books › Literature & Fiction › Classics. 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 preface as well as a selection of reviews from writers including Mallarmé, Zola  › Fiction › Classics.

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