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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


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


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


Decadence: Consuming Decadence: Advertising and the Art Poster

Rachel Teukolsky

in Picture World: Image, Aesthetics, and Victorian New Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198859734
eISBN:
9780191892080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859734.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 looks to the end of the nineteenth century to study the rise of the artistic advertising poster. Posters were mass-produced, disposable, and advertised commodities like cocoa and the ... 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


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


“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


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


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