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Against Nature: A New Translation of 'a Rebours' (Penguin Classics)

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He is the prototype for the man who sits and plays Warcraft alone all day, every day, until he loses his job, his friends, and his family. After his retirement from the Ministry in 1898, made possible by the commercial success of his novel, La cathédrale, Huysmans planned to leave Paris and move to Ligugé. I mean, how strong must that impulse be to reject all these things that people tell us we are supposed to be?

It resembles more the philosophical treatise/fictionalized autobiography of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Sartor Resartus, or Marius the Epicurean. Sanat da bu gerçeklikten kaçışın bir parçası olur, Latin yazını,Goya resimleri ve Fransız edebiyatı tartışmaları kitabın derdini açık eden ve aynı zamanda en yorucu,sıkıcı bitse de gitsek bölümlerini oluşturur. This often kills the iconoclast, or drives him mad, or makes him bitter and misanthropic--sometimes all of the above. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. It’s why we accept inequality, why we accept the massive scale of deaths every day from car accidents and untreated addicts and poor people who can’t afford medical treatment--we may not always like it--but we still accept it.Huysmans’ın Tersine’yi yayınladığı 1884 yılında Fransız edebiyatı başını Zola’nın çektiği doğalcı akımın etkisinde, tek tip edebiyatın hayatın ve olayların oldukları gibi anlatıldığı ultra gerçekçi bir iklimin etkisinde can çekişiyordu ki Huysmans da bu etkinin altındaydı. Yani demem o ki, ben bu kitabı bir daha okumam, Tahsin Yücel çevirisinden kesseler okumam ama kitap da kitaptı ha!

As if further recommendation were needed, it is widely believed to be the unnamed “poisonous French book” read by Dorian Gray, which contributes to his corruption. Don't we all wish we could be like that ancient soul, and just "seize the day, leaving to tomorrow its own cares? Huymans views his protagonist with devastating irony, particularly in the frequent juxtaposition of grandiose schemes with physical illnesses and practical and psychological failings. Benim iki kitabı aynı anda okurken rutinim şudur; kuramsal eserden yorulduğumda romanın sıcak kollarına sığanır, orada dinlenirim biraz. They have constructed a sense of identity for themselves--what makes them them--and when they see someone else doing the same thing, it threatens their sense of identity.If I did read it, I was completely wrong in my evaluation of this as a static, effete precursor to Dorian Gray, a work marooned in the vanished aesthetic of the late nineteenth century. Now, think of how else that space could have been used: what would you rather know instead of those jingles?

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