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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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  • And where, Hoddy, my brave lad, did you ever in the world hear of Huysmans?

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

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • From Huysmans he has learned the formula for ravishing all our senses.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • From Beyle to Huysmans is not such a remote modulation as might be imagined.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • This depressing yet magical dream was utilised by Huysmans in his A Rebours.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • The unity of form and substance in Huysmans is a distinguishing trait.

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

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Huysmans puzzled over the Bavarian, who was probably born at Aschaffenburg.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • However, on the note of a rapt devotion Huysmans ends his book.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • The variations on this ignoble motive showed the malice of Huysmans.

    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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