in the arsehole of diogenes

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Monday, 27 April 2015

A different kind of grain.

A search engine I used to look up
Against the Grain  
(not the unreadable A Rebours by J-K Huysmans)
came up with this:

https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/85111165/50/

2 comments:

Karl said...

Unreadable! Oh the shame, Anthony, to denigrate of the greatest misanthropic novels ever penned.

auban said...

Huysmans was not half the writer Céline was - or Junger for that matter. And Kafka was no mean misanthropist-humorist. Moreover I have absolutely no connection with the people and milieu that he writes about, the same kind of people that lie like lead upon the pages of Proust. ("Je suis Charlus-Homo" - only joking!)

Maupassant is also misanthropist and much more readable. Des Esseintes is a bore I would like to kick in the balls by page fifty.

I also find Joyce's Ulysses unreadable for similar reasons : I cannot connect with the characters any more than I can with those of de Sade. Indeed I think that the very uneven (and sometimes pompous) Henry Miller was a much greater and more original writer...