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Huysmans

[wees-mahns] /wisˈmɑ̃s/
noun
1.
Joris Karl
[zhoh-rees kahrl] /ʒoʊˈris kɑrl/ (Show IPA),
(Charles Marie Georges Huysmans) 1848–1907, French novelist.
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  • One day I found him reading a book by the French writer Huysmans, dealing with new art.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • Indeed in one of his books he refers to Huysmans as his friend.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • Why have you accepted his dilution of nonsense on Verlaine and Huysmans?

    Very Woman Remy de Gourmont
  • From Beyle to Huysmans is not such a remote modulation as might be imagined.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • And if they are to be thus collected may we not hope for one or two new essays with, say, for subjects, Flaubert and Huysmans?

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • This depressing yet magical dream was utilised by Huysmans in his A Rebours.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • But a musical Huysmans, for instance, it was never in his power to become.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • The unity of form and substance in Huysmans is a distinguishing trait.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Huysmans refused ansthetics because he wished to suffer for his life of sin, above all suffer for his early writings.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • The operations of divine grace in Huysmans's case may be dated back to A Rebours.

    Egoists James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for Huysmans

Huysmans

/French ʎismɑ̃s/
noun
1.
Joris Karl (ʒɔris karl). 1848–1907, French novelist of the Decadent school, whose works include À rebours (1884)
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