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À genoux : Durtal entre le rêve de la sérénite et la menace de la tourmente
Jan Landuydt
[Mechelen]
2011

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A study by Jan Landuydt looking at the act of kneeling and what it symbolised or signified in Huysmans post-conversion novels. He shows how in the sequence of Durtal novels, the act of kneeling is often part of a ritual, how it often has negative connotations, always running the risk of turning humility into humiliation, hommage into submission.


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