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Huysmans

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  1. Jo·ris Karl [zhoh-rees kahrl] /ʒoʊˈris kɑrl/, Charles Marie Georges Huysmans, 1848–1907, French novelist.
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Examples from the Web for huysmans

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for huysmans

Huysmans

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