TITLE

CHAPTER IV: A REBOURS, HUYSMANS AND THE DECADENT WAY

AUTHOR(S)
ENGSTROM, ALFRED GARVIN
PUB. DATE
January 1975
SOURCE
Darkness & Light: Lectures on Baudelaire, Flaubert, Nerval, Huys;1975, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 4 of the book "Darkness and Light: Lectures on Baudelaire Flaubert, Nerval, Huysmans, Racine, and Time and its Images in Literature" is presented. It discusses author Joris-Karl Huysmans and his book "A Rebours" (Against the Grain). The meaning of the word decadent is cited, which is said to be obtained from the French as specifically used in 1884 by Maurice Barrès to call a French literary movement. It also cites the similarities of the French literature in the 19th century and the literature of the Latin decadence.
ACCESSION #
46739432

 

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