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La-Bas by Joris-Karl Huysmans
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Jun 15, 11


The first part of Huysmans' journey from the darkness to the light. In La Bas the subject is Satanism (the black mass in particular). I can't help but think of Schnitzler's Dream Story (adapted to film as Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick) and what a great companion piece (or double feature) these two novels make. This and A Rebours are good places to start with Huysmans.
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