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The Damned

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The Damned by J.K. Huysmans
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J.-K. Huysmans's gaudy, shocking, and largely autobiographical novel, The Damned (La-Bas) was quickly condemned and just as quickly achieved cult status. It follows Durtal, a shy, censorious man, who is writing a biography of Gilles de Rais, the fifteenth-century nobleman, child-murderer, and supposed model for "Bluebeard." Bored and disgusted by the vulgarity of everyday life, Durtal seeks spiritual solace by immersing himself in another age. But when he meets the exquisitely evil Madame Chantelouve, he is drawn inextricably into the twilight world of black magic and erotic devilry in fin-de-siecle Paris.

Author Biography

Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) is now recognized as one of the most challenging and innovative figures in European literature and an acknowledged principal architect of the fin-de-siecle imagination. He was a career civil servant who wrote ten novels, most notably A Rebours and La-Bas.
Release date NZ
June 28th, 2001
Author
Contributors
Introduction by Terry Hale Translated by Terry Hale
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
320
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780140447675
Product ID
1683976

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