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French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Walter Redfern

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The culmination of a lifetime's fascination with humour in all its forms, this book embraces an impressive span of authors and a broad range of topics in French literary humour. It considers diverse ... More


Heteronymity I: Imaginary Authorship and Imaginary Autobiography: Pessoa, Joyce, Svevo

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter develops the earlier discussions of life‐writings by fictional narrators to consider sustained acts of creative impersonation: works entirely (or almost entirely) presented as written by ... More


Deism in Enlightenment England: Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science

Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078729
eISBN:
9781781703304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078729.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores at length the French and English Catholic literary revivals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These parallel but mostly independent movements include writers ... More


Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914

Brian Sudlow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083112
eISBN:
9781781703137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083112.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a comparative study of the French and English Catholic literary revivals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These parallel but mostly independent movements include ... More


Huysmans: Back-to-Front, and Backpacking

WALTER REDFERN

in French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Huysmans's humour lies so often in the antepositioning of adjectives (back-to-front again). A rebours's Duke Jean des Esseintes seems to be akin to the crazy scientist, ... More


Joris-Karl Huysmans and the Vintrasian Cult of the Paraclete

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

Joris-Karl Huysmans rejects a third status of democratic art, just as he rejects naturalism as an artistic mode. Unlike Oscar Wilde, he finds no relief in a moral antinomianism. He seeks a religious ... More


The Falls of History: Joris-Karl Huysmans's Against Nature

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to the novel, Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans. It focuses not only on the heterogeneous manifold of this novel, but also on its nonsynthetic unity. This novel seeks to ... More


Pictorialist Poetics: Transpositioning Word and Image

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the pictorial dimensions of C. P. Cavafy's poetry and how the Parnassian proto-decadent lineage of his pictorialism relates to the “transposition d'art” salon critiques of ... More


Of Things to Come: The and Stories

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although Bester spoke disapprovingly of his early career, dismissing all of his stories written before 1950 as juvenilia, he produced several promising works in the early 1940s, most notably “The ... More


Subversive Satanic Women in Decadent Literature and Art

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 7 discusses Decadence as a highly visible counter-discourse, which popularized tactics of counter-reading. Félicen Rops’s enthusiastically debauched engravings and paintings of Satanic women ... More


Autonomy from Labor: In Service to Art for Art's Sake from Wilde to Proust

Andrew Goldstone

in Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861125
eISBN:
9780199332724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861125.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

From the earliest phase of modernism, writers’ practices of autonomy have probed the relationships that link them to the very domains from which they seek independence. This book opens its account of ... More


“Cry Louder, Street Crier”: Peddling Poetry and the Avant-Garde

Aimée Boutin

in City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039218
eISBN:
9780252097263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039218.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter follows representations of peddlers from Baudelaire to François Coppée, Charles Cros, and Jean Richepin, and finally to symbolists such as Stéphane Mallarmé and Joris Karl Huysmans. It ... More


Earning, Yearning and Making Do: Huysmans, Les Soeurs Vatard

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joris-Karl Huysmans wrote his 1884 novel, A Rebours, to consider a milestone in cultural history and to detach himself from Emile Zola's naturalism. He also wrote three other texts that adhere to the ... More


Flâneurs and Shoppers: Huysmans, En ménage

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joris-Karl Huysmans's 1881 novel, En ménage, tells the story of a single man in search of creature comforts that marriage supposedly offers but is unable to provide. The characters' judgements and ... More


From Shopping to Schopenhauer: Huysmans, A vau-l'eau

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joris-Karl Huysmans's 1882 novella, A vau-l'eau, tells the story of an old man named M. Folantin who witnesses the demolitions and new constructions in his neighbourhood, only to be replaced by ... More


Down Where on a Visit?: Isherwood’s Mythology of Self

Rebecca Gordon Stewart

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Christopher Isherwood manipulates his creation of a “mythology of self” in the 1962 novel Down There on a Visit. In the 1950s, as Isherwood continued to struggle with ... More


French Models of Lateness in the 1880s

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses in detail on the main period of French decadence, namely the 1880s. After a brief terminological consideration of its variant names (‘decadism’ and ‘decadentism’), it develops a ... More


Poeticizations, or Fermentatio

Theodore Ziolkowski

in The Alchemist in Literature: From Dante to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746836
eISBN:
9780191809187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746836.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter begins with the wave of spirituality and the occult that swept across the West in the late nineteenth century, as typified by Madame Blavatsky’s Theosophical Society and the Societas ... More


Huysmans and Consorts

Ruben van Luijk

in Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the French novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans and his novel Là-Bas (1891), a work that attracted considerable attention for its detailed portrayal of Satanism in France in the late ... More


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