Against Nature (A Rebours)

Against Nature (A Rebours)

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Publisher: Simon & Brown
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
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J. K. Huysman’s Against Nature stands as a seminal work of decadent literature, unrivaled in its impact on the literary world. The 1884 novel tells the story of Des Esseintes, a reclusive dreamer determined to escape society and live life within nature's embrace. With his family's wealth providing a means of total seclusion and contemplation, this is a journey that readers can partake in along with him; diving into a pool of creativity and immense esthetic stimulation.

Breaking off from the Naturalist school of literature, "Against Nature"'s dedication to exploring art, design and culture marks it as an exemplary piece of Symbolism – further captivating audiences everywhere as one of minimalistic storytelling's defining texts. Meticulously tapestried with references to all forms of fine arts, history and philosophy, Huysman provides us with a passing glimpse into the heady world before plunging the reader back into reality once more.

For those passionate about Symbolism or looking for an escape from their own mundane daily regime, Against Nature is an unforgettable read – certain to stimulate from page One!

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