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Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848 - 1907)
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Joris-Karl Huysmans spent thirty years working for the Ministry of the Interior in Paris - an experience of stultifying tedium and petrifying routing which he immortalised in his fiction. At the same time, he become known in nineteenth-century Parisian literary circles for his erudite criticism, poetry and prose. His novels, such as A Rebours, cemented his reputation as an author who could treat widely varying themes with the same sardonic wit and brilliant turn of phrase.