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J.-K. Huysmans et ses masques
L’anti-héros des Esseintes et le non-héros Durtal

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: À rebours, attraction-désastre, Tome I. Attraction
  • Author: Roucan (Carine)
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  • Abstract: This article studies the kinship between Des Esseintes and Durtal, as well as the way Huysman’s approach to character evolves beginning with Là-bas, when he begins his religious autofiction. It demonstrates that Durtal’s appearance is a step beyond the romantic sphere in the direction of the autobiographical genre: Des Esseintes is an antihero, a character category found in novels, while Durtal is a non-hero - in other words, a hero contaminated by reality, becoming a person more than a character.
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  • Pages: 31 to 42
  • Last edition: 2017
  • Journal: Journal of Modern Literature
  • Subcollection: Joris-Karl Huysmans, n° 5

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-06913-3
  • ISSN: 0035-2136
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-06914-0.p.0031
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 02-07-2018
  • Periodicity: Bimonthly
  • Language: French
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Regular Price: 6.00 €
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