More than two months passed before Des Esseintes could
bury himself in the silent repose of his Fontenay
abode. He was obliged to go to Paris again, to
comb the city in his search for ...
The novelist Joris Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) was a leading French exponent of the decadent movement. His works, though intensely personal, present artistic and intellectual life in late-19th-century F...
The work of Joris-Karl Huysmans, novelist, essayist, and art critic, provides one of the clearest examples of the transformation of popular philosophy and literary art that took place near the turn of...