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The Resource A dilemma, Joris-Karl Huysmans ; translated by Justin Vicari

A dilemma, Joris-Karl Huysmans ; translated by Justin Vicari

Label
A dilemma
Title
A dilemma
Statement of responsibility
Joris-Karl Huysmans ; translated by Justin Vicari
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
843.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2309.H4
LC item number
D5513 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A dilemma, Joris-Karl Huysmans ; translated by Justin Vicari
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in book form in French in 1887, Joris-Karl Huysmans's A Dilemma remains a particularly nasty little tale, a mordantly satiric and cruel account of bourgeois greed and manipulation that holds up as clear a mirror to today's neoliberalist times as it did to the French fin-de-siècle. Written in-between Huysmans' most famous works--his 1881 Against Nature, which came to define the Decadent movement, and his 1891 exploration of Satanism, Down There--A Dilemma presents some of the author's most memorable characters, including Madame Champagne, the self-appointed Parisian protector of women in need, and the carnal would-be sophisticate notary Le Ponsart, who wages a war of words with the bereft pregnant mistress of his deceased grandson with devastating consequences. In its unflinching portrayal of how authoritarian language can be used and abused as a weapon, this novella stands as Huysmans's indictment of the underlying crime of the novel itself: a language apparatus employed to maintain the appetites of the ruling class."--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-81)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xi, 81 pages
Isbn
9781939663115
Lccn
2016297762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898530590
Label
A dilemma, Joris-Karl Huysmans ; translated by Justin Vicari
Publication
Note
"Originally published in book form in French in 1887, Joris-Karl Huysmans's A Dilemma remains a particularly nasty little tale, a mordantly satiric and cruel account of bourgeois greed and manipulation that holds up as clear a mirror to today's neoliberalist times as it did to the French fin-de-siècle. Written in-between Huysmans' most famous works--his 1881 Against Nature, which came to define the Decadent movement, and his 1891 exploration of Satanism, Down There--A Dilemma presents some of the author's most memorable characters, including Madame Champagne, the self-appointed Parisian protector of women in need, and the carnal would-be sophisticate notary Le Ponsart, who wages a war of words with the bereft pregnant mistress of his deceased grandson with devastating consequences. In its unflinching portrayal of how authoritarian language can be used and abused as a weapon, this novella stands as Huysmans's indictment of the underlying crime of the novel itself: a language apparatus employed to maintain the appetites of the ruling class."--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-81)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xi, 81 pages
Isbn
9781939663115
Lccn
2016297762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898530590

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