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  • "Try a little J-K Huysmans, fer Christ sake," Barney says.

    Me & Barney the Purple Dinosaur

  • She does confess to like Sade, Gautier, Balzac, Baudelaire, Huysmans, Sartre whom I find difficult to stomach, de Beauvoir, Genet and Bachelard.

    American academics down on their knees kissing French bums « Jahsonic

  • For Huysmans, kirsch is the "wild blowing of a trumpet blast."

    Do They Taste of Trumpets?

  • Through practice and "a series of erudite experiments," Huysmans writes, "Des Esseintes would drink a drop here, another there, playing internal symphonies to himself, and providing his palate with sensations analogous to those which music dispenses to the ear."

    Do They Taste of Trumpets?

  • Then Huysmans really hits his stride, likening whisky to trombones, "raising the roof of the mouth" with their blare.

    Do They Taste of Trumpets?

  • So we have an essay such as “On Anticipation” where the places are Hammersmith, London and Barbados and the guide is J.K. Huysmans.

    Put on Your Traveling Shoes « So Many Books

  • Hilaire Belloc, J.K. Huysmans, G.K. Chesterton, and Evelyn Waugh (who quoted The Waste Land frequently) all made an initial reputation for nightmarish satire before retreating into a not always convincing nook of Catholicism.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Down to the brand names and set design -- the endless Lovecraftian "Gother than thou" catalogue never seems more endless than in these introductory paragraphs, which borrow cred from the Symbolists, the pre-Raphaelites, the Decadents, Baudelaire, Huysmans, and Goya, while one can only double up in helpless laughter at the notion of "nauseous musical instruments" for the production of "dissonances of exquisite morbidity and cacodaemoniacal ghastliness."

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Joshi claims "The Hound" is self-parody, and it certainly has something of that Kim Newman mashup feel, between the shout-outs to Beckford, Doyle, Poe, Bierce, and Huysmans.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • In the section devoted to contemporary French literature, there was a complete set of Zola's Rougon-Macquart novels, as well as Flaubert, Maupassant and Huysmans - indeed, many of the intellectually improving texts Anatole tried in vain to press upon her, even a first edition of Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir.

    Sepulchre

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