Against the Grain by J. K. Huysmans
Against the Grain by J. K. Huysmans

Against the Grain

by J. K. Huysmans
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Against the Grain is a novel by the French novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans. It 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 creation. À rebours contains many themes which became associated with the Symbolist aesthetic. In doing so, it broke from naturalism and became the ultimate example of "decadent" literature.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publisher

Publication Date

May 5, 2011

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

146

ISBN

1461155835

ISBN-13

9781461155836