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En ménage (1881)


The Saturday Review.

April 2, 1881.

On the other hand, M. Huysmans’ book (26), though like most of the work of the members of the tribe of Zola, it is equally unpardonable from the point of view of art and from that of morals, shows not a little misapplied talent. In essence it is a kind of study after L’éducation sentimentale, and, though immmensely inferior to that strange book in richness of character-drawing and observation of life, it has the advantage of greater unity and less length.

(26) En menage. Par J. V. (sic) Huysmans. Paris: Charpentier.