A translation into French of a biographical study of Huysmans by Jef Van Kempen. It was first published in the review, Tilburg. Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, monumenten en cultuur, in 1988.
The study traces some of Huysmans' Tilburg ancestors before giving an account of his relationship with his uncle, Constantijn. It details how Huysmans' controversial work as a writer was viewed by his relatives and how it eventually led to his being effectively cut out of his uncle's will.