A novel, translated by W. Fleming, and introduced by David Blow. The second in Huysmans' series of four autobiographical novels (the others being La-Bas, La Cathedrale, and The Oblate of St. Benedict), En Route tells of the religious dissolution and spiritual reedification of Durtal, the decadent anti-hero par excellence. Huysmans' decadence, Blow writes in his introduction, "was a moral predicament, an artistic posture, and the natural outcome of his loss of religious faith." The novel narrates Durtal's progression from a crisis of faith, through Trappism, to a new inspiration in the art, architecture, and music of Rome.
1895 classic condemnd for obscenity, tr David BlowAbout the Author:
Charles-Marie-Georges Huysmans (February 5, 1848 – May 12, 1907) was a French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans. He is most famous for the novel À rebours (published in English as Against the Grain or Against Nature). He supported himself by a 30-year career in the French civil service.
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Descrizione libro Hippocrene Books, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 870526162
Descrizione libro Hippocrene Books, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0870526162