Là-Bas: A Journey into the Self


Published by Dedalus Books

blue  Complete and unexpurgated text.

blue  Translated with an introduction, notes and select bibliography by Brendan King.

blue  Includes an Afterword and Chronology by Robert Irwin.

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"This superb new translation by Brendan King vividly recalls the allusive, proto-expressionist vigour of the original; images snarl and spring at the reader. A fine introduction shows where Huysmans’s mystical quest ended, and the notes prove vital..."
Murrough O’Brien in The Independent on Sunday

"This enlightening new translation will be especially useful to students of literature. Not only does it contain an introduction that puts Huysmans in context for those who are new to his work, it also includes extensive notes to unlock the mass of obscure words that litter the text, and references to a vast array of scientists, occultists, false messiahs and misfits whose ideas went into the concoction of this strangely fascinating book."
Beryl Bainbridge in The Spectator

"Là-Bas has been re-issued in a sparkling new translation by Brendan King..."
Peter Burton in Gay Times