Against the Grain – J-K Huysmans

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  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8557179638
  • Dimensions : 5 x 0.68 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Notoir Books (November 1, 2020)
  • Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
  • Language: : English

Because of his extreme sensitivity to the absurd and the grotesque in human affairs, Des Esseintes, who is really a mouthpiece for Huysmans himself, has estranged himself from 19th-century society and leads a hermit-like existence in an environment of ascetic medievalism.

Cloistered in his cottage, alone except for his two silent servants, Des Esseintes reviews the compendium of human experience: color, food and drink, literature, art, music, philosophy and religion…

All are scrutinized, sifted, analyzed according to Des Esseintes’ delicate, highly selective tastes.