Joris-Karl Huysmans

Joris-Karl Huysmans
Birth 1848
Death 1907

Eminent French novelist, literary and art critic. He wrote about Zola, Baudelaire, Flaubert and Maupassant and exhibited the work of Monet, Degas, Cezanne and Gogan. His writing evolved through phases of Naturalism, Decadence, Satanism (with its Black Masses), Kaballah and Symbolism. Then he suddenly reverted back to Catholicism (fittingly, his most famous novel is called Against Nature or À rebours).

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