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Des Esseintes?: Le h?ros fin de si?cle par excellence?! Cynique, misogyne et romantique ? l'extr?me. Aristocrate oisif, isol?, il se livre ? une m?ditation sur l'existence, l'art, la religion, les femmes... Il fouille l'exp?rience de l'ennui jusqu'? l'?coeurement. Son acuit? intellectuelle de m?me que le raffinement de ses sens lui font m?priser le vulgaire tout en ?prouvant l'in?vitable souffrance d'une sensibilit? trop aiguis?e. Le personnage de Des Esseintes d?range, indubitablement. Comme ... Read more
Des Esseintes, is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa. Here, accompanied only by a couple of silent servants, he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems, and complex perfumes and embarks on a series of increasingly strange aesthetic experiments..
A Mother’s Tears presents a caring and knowledgeable picture of postpartum depression. Psychologist Arlene M. Huysman explains the very real hormonal and emotional causes of what was once dismissed as the "baby blues," defines who is at risk, and shows readers how to recognize the illness. She also describes proper treatment, explains how to make sure one’s doctor is an ally, and discusses how family can help new mothers get well again. This primer on the causes and cures of this common but ... Read more
First published in 1880, same year as Edgar Degas’ The Dancing Lesson and Edouard Manet’s solo show of brasserie paintings at La Vie Moderne gallery, these Parisian Sketches share the Impressionist fascination with the contemporary life of Paris, an exuberant Paris in the era of the Op?ra Garnier and the Folies-Bergeres. Like the striking images of the early Impressionists, whom Huysmans championed when it was unfashionable, Parisian Sketches is an assault on the visual senses. Composed of a ... Read more
J.-K. Huysmans' Stranded (En Rade 1887), published just three years after the iconoclastic Against Nature, sees him again breaking new ground and pushing back the boundaries of the novel form. Stamped throughout with his characteristic black humour, Stranded is one of Huysmans' most innovative, most imaginative works. Jacques' waking reveries and daydreams are balanced by a succession of dreams and nightmares that explore the seemingly irrational, often grotesque, world of unconscious desire, ... Read more
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of ... Read more