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Huysmans

[ wees-mahns ]
/ wisˈmɑ̃s /
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noun
Jo·ris Karl [zhoh-reeskahrl], /ʒoʊˈris kɑrl/, Charles Marie Georges Huysmans, 1848–1907, French novelist.
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Huysmans
/ (French ʎismɑ̃s) /

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