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The First Decadent: Being The Strange Life Of J. K. Huysmans

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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
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David
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it
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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.
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