Against the Grain Against the Grain

Against the Grain

A rebours

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Publisher Description

À rebours, Against the Grain or Against Nature in English, is an 1884 novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Anti-hero Jean Des Esseintes despises the bourgeois society he lives in and withdraws into the aesthetic and artistic ideals that he has created. Believing the novel would be rejected by both critics and public, Huysman declared: "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 want to say..." The novel did receive great publicity on its release, but even though it was heavily criticized it also became influential with a new generation of writers and aesthetes.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
May 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
197
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Floating Press
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
477.1
KB

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