« Docre »: l'abbé van Haecke remodelé par Huysmans : le chanoine Docre de Là-bas
Jan Landuydt


Who was the real life model on whom Huysmans based his character Canon Docre in Là-bas? And were the things Huysmans claimed about the Abbé Van Haecke really true? Jan Landuydt examines all the published evidence in an attempt to provide the definitive answer.

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