Against Nature (Paperback)

A Rebours (Oxford World's Classics)

By Joris Karl Huysmans, Nicholas White (Editor), Margaret Mauldon (Translator)

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199555116, 227pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

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Resisting the traditional model of nineteenth-century fiction, Joris-Karl Huysman produced in 1884 a novel unlike any other of his time. 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 modernism. Supplemented by notes and a critical introduction, this new translation is sure to engage today's reader.
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