With the Flow

With the Flow

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Through its brilliant, unrelenting detail, Huysmans early masterpiece captures the minutiae of misery and boredom in a day in the life of a man whofor the momentrefuses to go with the flow. It is published here with the short story "The Retreat of Monsieur Bougran. "M. Folantin is a government employee who is overwhelmed by the quotidian misery of life. The story follows his quixotic quest for enjoyment as he goes to a restaurant, to the cinema, and to a prostitutebut ultimately finds that nothing can relieve him of his disgust and boredom with the business of living. JorisKarl Huysmans, art critic and author of "Against Nature, " is a leading figure in France s Decadent Movement."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 124 x 199.1 x 9.1mm | 145.15g
  • Hesperus Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1843910500
  • 9781843910503
  • 651,358