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Monsieur Rien de Commun et Monsieur Comme tout le Monde

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: À rebours, attraction-désastre, Tome I. Attraction
  • Author: Borie (Jean)
  • Abstract: There are two types of male characters in Huysmans: the outstanding man and the banal man. If the aristocrat Des Esseintes belongs to the first category due to a certain knack for heroic experimentation, he nevertheless comes close to being the second type and its emblematic figure, Folantin. Both are defined by bachelorhood that exempts them from bourgeois social recognition while also separating them from a complete erotic life and personal destiny - which prevents them from being someone.
  • Pages: 17 to 29
  • 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.0017
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 02-07-2018
  • Periodicity: Bimonthly
  • Language: French
Availability: Temporarily unavailable Out of print
Regular Price: 6.50 €
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