Joris Karl Huysmans: A Study
F J H Letters
NSW: St Vincent’s Boys Home


A chronological analysis of Huysmans’ fictional work, but one that is inspired by and tends to focus on the later Catholic work, especially En Route and La Cathédrale. Letters rather prudishly refuses to discuss Là;-bas with the words: ’No analysis or even discussion of "Là-bas" is necessary here, for though it represents a set of experiences not dealt with in "A Rebours" the main figure is a Des Esseintes in point of view and essential depravity, while as pure literature "A Rebours" is a far more original work.’

This copy comes from Letters’ own library and is printed with his ex-libris stamp.