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Elisabeth M. Donato

Beyond the Paradox of the Nostalgic Modernist

Temporality in the Works of J.-K. Huysmans

€ 85.75


This investigation of J.-K. Huysmans` representation of temporality sheds light on the complex and paradoxical nature of this late-nineteenth-century novelist and art critic, who was a modernist steeped in nostalgia as well as a nostalgic steeped in modernity. To unveil and understand the mechanisms and logic of this paradox, Elisabeth M. Donato examines Huysmans` characters` dealings with measured time and schedules, investigates the failure of des Esseintes` aesthetic experiment, and relates the novelist`s construct of «spiritualist naturalism» to his increasingly frequent and intense longings for his own medieval utopia. Donato`s new perspective onto the intricate relationship between modernity and nostalgia underscores Huysmans` firm and very modern stance à rebours of commonality in his never ending search for a solution to his dilemma.




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Diversen
298 pagina's
Januari 2004
522 gram
229 x 159 x 19 mm
Peter Lang Pub Inc us


Levertijd: 4 tot 8 werkdagen