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Huysmans, J.-K (Joris-Karl) 1848-1907

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En route by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

205 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solitary, agonised and alienated, robbed of religion and plunged into decadence by the pressures of modern life, Durtal discovers a new road to Rome. Art, architecture and music light his way back to God
The Vatard sisters by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

104 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in French and English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Soeurs Vatard, described by its author as a ""lewd but exact"" slice of life, was J.-K. Huysmans' second novel. Huysmans abandoned poetry and turned to the novel at a time when the works of Emile Zola were intensely controversial; Les Soeurs Vatard is dedicated to Zola by ""his fervent admirer and devoted friend.""In it, Huysmans vividly depicts the scene that for his generation of French writers stood for the contemporary world: the brutal, teeming life of the industrial quarters of Paris in the 1870s. Huysmans' Vatard sisters are ""Désirée, an urchin of fifteen, a brunette with large
Paintings by Matthias Grünewald( Book )

26 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

81 illustrations, 16 in color
Grünewald by Matthias Grünewald( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the grain (A rebours) by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

213 editions published between 1884 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It will be the biggest fiasco of the year - but I don't care a damn! It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I had to say.' As Joris -Karl Huysmans announced in 1884, Against Nature was fated to be a novel like no other. Resisting the models of classic nineteenth-century fiction, it focuses on the attempts of its anti-hero, the hypersensitive neurotic and aesthete, Des Esseintes, to escape Paris and the vulgarity of modern life. Holed up in his private museum of high taste, he offers Huysmans's readers a treasure trove of cultural delights which anticipates many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarme and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by indispensable notes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work
Stranded = (En rade) by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

104 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel
L'oblat by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

93 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian sketches by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

59 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in French and English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intense, meticulously observed impressions of 1870s' Paris
Down stream (A vau-l'eau) and other works : including Marthe, A dish of spices (Le drageoir aux épices), Critical papers (from Certains and L'art moderne), and a Twenty-year-after preface (to A rebours) by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

58 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in late-nineteenth-century Paris, Downstream is the story of civil servant Jean Folantin, a man beset with melancholy induced by middle-aged loneliness, nihilism, and toiling for a wage that scarcely allows him to subsist. His days are composed of office drudgery; in the evenings he searches in vain for a decent meal. His nights are spent alone." "Whether Downstream is the political tale of a man's enslavement by poverty or, instead, a psychological tale of his reluctance to genuinely invest hope in anything that actually matters, it is J.K. Huysmans in a foul and visionary mood."--Jacket
Sainte Lydwine de Schiedam by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

105 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les foules de Lourdes by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

77 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in French and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oblate by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

5 editions published between 1924 and 1978 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down there (Là bas) a study in satanism by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

116 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le mal d'âmes ", comme disait Mallarmé, à la fin du siècle, et " le bizarre attardement, au Paris actuel, de la démonialité ". Gilles de Rais mène le bal par l'intermédiaire d'un historien, Durtal, assoiffé de surnaturel et dont l'initiation sera faite par l'épouse hystérique et perverse d'un grand écrivain catholique. Messes noires et invocations sataniques s'ensuivent, qu'organise un prêtre excommunié, le chanoine Docre, qui s'est fait tracer sur la plante des pieds l'image de la croix afin de pouvoir la piétiner constamment et dont les plus innocents plaisirs sont de nourrir les souris blanches avec des hosties consacrées. Dans ce monde du sabbat et du blasphème, la raison ne survit que réfugiée dans une tour de Saint-Sulpice, où la femme du sonneur de cloches mitonne à l'intention des rares rescapés de divins pot-au-feu
The graphic work of Felicien Rops : Notes on the life of Rops by Félicien Rops( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres inédites à Edmond de Goncourt by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

7 editions published in 1956 in French and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le rétable d'Issenheim by Matthias Grünewald( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in French and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The damned = Là-bas by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Huysmans's gaudy, shocking and largely autobiographical novel La-Bas was described by one critic as 'even more disquieting' than his masterpiece, A Rebours (Against Nature)." "It follows Durtal, a shy, censorious man, who is writing a biography of Gilles de Rais, the fifteenth-century child murderer and supposed original for 'Bluebeard'. Durtal is bored and disgusted by the vulgarity of everyday life and seeks spiritual solace by immersing himself in another age. But when he meets the exquisitely evil Madame Chantelouve, he is drawn into the twilight world of black magic and erotic devilry in fin-de-siecle Paris."--BOOK JACKET
Trois églises et Trois primitifs by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

31 editions published between 1908 and 1934 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huysmans by Henry R. T Brandreth( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bièvre et Saint-Séverin by J.-K Huysmans( Book )

45 editions published between 1898 and 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The damned = Là-bas
Alternative Names
A. Meunier

Charles Marie Georges H

Georgius-Carolus Huysmans

H, J.-K., 1848-1907


Huysmans, Charles-Marie-Georges

Huysmans, Charles-Marie-Georges 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georg C. 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georg Charles H. 1848-1907

Huysmans, George Charles 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georges C. 1848-1907

Huysmans, Georges Charles

Huysmans, Georges Charles Marie, 1848-1907

Huysmans, J.-K.

Huysmans, J.-K. 1848-1907

Huysmans, J.-K. (Joris-Karl), 1848-1907

Huysmans, Jaris-Karl

Huysmans, Jaris-Karl 1848-1907

Huysmans, Joris K.

Huysmans, Joris K. 1848-1907

Huysmans, Joris-Karl

Huysmans, Joris-Karl 1848-1907

Huysmans, Jorris-Karl

Huysmans, Jorris-Karl 1848-1907

Huysmans, Karl J. 1848-1907

Huysmans, Karl Joris 1848-1907

Ismans, Žoriss-Karls, 1848-1907

J.-K. H, 1848-1907

Joris-Karl Huysmans

Joris-Karl Huysmans Frans schrijver

Joris-Karl Huysmans französischer Schriftsteller

Joris-Karl Huysmans French novelist and art critic

Joris-Karl Huysmans pisarz francuski

Joris Karl Huysmans scrittore francese

Joris-Karl Huysmans skrivagner gallek

Meunier, A.

Meunier, A., 1848-1907

Uismans, Žoris-Karl

Vismanss, Žoriss-Karls, 1848-1907

Žorž-Šarl Ismans

Γιόρις Καρλ Υισμάν

Гюисманс, Жорис-Карл, 1848-1907

Гюисманс, Шарль-Жорж-Мари, 1848-1907

Жорж-Шарл Исманс

Жорис Карл Гюисманс французский романист и художественный критик

Жорис-Карл Юисманс

Жоріс-Карл Гюїсманс


Хёйсманс, Йорис-Карл, 1848-1907

ז'וריס-קרל הויסמנס

یوریس کارل هویسمانس

위스망스, 조리스-카를 1848-1907

위스망스, 조리스-칼 1848-1907

조리 카를 위스망스


ユイスマンス, J. K.


French (1,063)

English (246)

German (49)

Spanish (14)

Japanese (8)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

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Against the grain (A rebours)Stranded = (En rade)Parisian sketchesDown stream (A vau-l'eau) and other works : including Marthe, A dish of spices (Le drageoir aux épices), Critical papers (from Certains and L'art moderne), and a Twenty-year-after preface (to A rebours)Down there (Là bas) a study in satanismThe damned = Là-basThe mirror of divinity : the world and creation in J.-K. Huysmans