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Against the Grain

Against the Grain by Joris-Karl Huysmans
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Delving deep into human psychology, Huysmans explains the formation of a personality and how some childhood deprivations force Des Esseintes to abandon the world and create one of his own. Cited differently as a ghost story, horror story and mystery, the novel is also an expedition in psychology as well as emblem of 19th century decadence of literature.
ReadHowYouWant; January 2006
460 pages; ISBN 9781442937703
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Title: Against the Grain
Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans
 
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144293770X
9781425042417
9781442937703