Joris-Karl Huysmans – À REBOURS

À rebours

À rebours is an 1884 novel by French author Joris-Karl Huysmans. Translated as Against Nature or Against the Grain, the novel follows Jean Des Esseintes, the last member of a noble family. Disgusted with his decadent life in Paris, he retreats to the countryside and immerses himself in art and philosophy, becoming somewhat deranged. Though not mentioned by name, À rebours is thought to be the book that heavily influences what famous novel’s titular characterMore… Discuss

English: French writer J.K. Huysmans

English: French writer J.K. Huysmans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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