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Joris-Karl Huysmans Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 31 pages of information about the life of Joris-Karl Huysmans.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Joris-Karl Huysmans

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 the century. He is one of those rare prose writers who have situated themselves and their work squarely on the cusp of a moment of literary change, when ways of looking at and representing the world are being transformed, in life as in art. And so one can follow in his writing a starling evolution, bridging the apparent gap between the social realism of late-nineteenth-century French naturalism and the highly subjective fiction of the early twentieth century, in the works of novelists such as André Gide and Marcel Proust. In no other writer can be seen so clearly the path French fiction took to get from Emile Zola to Proust. The change involves both a...

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This section contains 9,210 words
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