With the Flow

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Juni 2003



Through its brilliant, unrelenting detail, Huysmans' early masterpiece captures the minutiae of misery and boredom in a day in the life of a man who--for the moment--refuses to go with the flow. It is published here with the short story "The Retreat of Monsieur Bougran. "M. Folantin is a government employee who is overwhelmed by the quotidian misery of life. The story follows his quixotic quest for enjoyment as he goes to a restaurant, to the cinema, and to a prostitute--but ultimately finds that nothing can relieve him of his disgust and boredom with the business of living. Joris-Karl Huysmans, art critic and author of "Against Nature," is a leading figure in France's Decadent Movement.


Foreword by Simon Callow; Introduction; With the Flow; M. Bougran's Retirement; Notes; Biographical note


Author and art critic Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) is a leading figure in France's Decadent Movement. Simon Callow, star of Four Weddings and A Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus is one of the UK's most distinguished theatre and film actors.


'the two stories... show a writer in the act of transition, looking for an escape route from the dead end of bourgeois materialism...' - TLS
EAN: 9781843910503
ISBN: 1843910500
Untertitel: 'Hesperus Classics'. New ed. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Hesperus Press Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2003
Seitenanzahl: 112 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Andrew Brown
Format: kartoniert
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