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Book by J. K. Huysmans
Paperback, 310 pages
Published May 26th 1997 by Dedalus, (first published January 1st 1908)
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Michel Van Goethem
Een meesterwerk in zijn genre, wellicht uniek, omdat er in dat genre nauwelijks iets bestaat. In veel geuren en kleuren wordt het leven in en rond een abdij van benedictijnen geschilderd, het werk van de monniken in diverse afdelingen, de tuin met zijn geneeskrachtige planten, de erediensten in groot ornaat, de missaal en de complexe geschiedenis ervan, de vlucht naar België (een kasteel te Moerbeke)en de commentaar van de oblaat Durtal, die Huysmans, op het einde van zijn leven, zelf was, dat a ...more
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French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans. He is most famous for the novel À rebours (Against Nature). His style is remarkable for its idiosyncratic use of the French language, wide-ranging vocabulary, wealth of detailed and sensuous description, and biting, satirical wit. The novels are also noteworthy for their encyclopaedic documentation, ranging from the catalogue of decad ...more
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