Joris-Karl Huysmans (8 books)

(18481907)

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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. 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… (more)

 

Les Sœurs Vatard

À Rebours

Against the Grain

by Joris-Karl Huysmans

Because of his extreme sensitivity to the absurd and grotesque in human affairs, the protagonist of this masterpiece of decadence has estranged himself from society and savors the most bizarre aspects of human...

Là-bas

The Damned (Là-bas)

En Route

The Cathedral

La Cathédrale

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