106 books — 6 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The First Decadent: Being The Strange Life Of J. K. Huysmans” as Want to Read:
The First Decadent: Being The Strange Life Of J. K. Huysmans
Biography of the French author Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) who was considered to be a pioneering and important figure in the so-called Decadent literary movement of the late 19th century.
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published 1955 by New York, Citadel Press
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Interesting character in life, but too much about Catholic history in the end. I was looking more for how his life informed his literature. However, Huysmans is not a popular subject for biography - this book is out of print. I was happy to have found it at all.