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  1. "A Rebours" is a musical album of The Protagonist.
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  2. "A Rebours" a.k.a. "À rebours" is a musical album of Minizza.
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  3. "A Rebours" a.k.a. "À rebours" is a composition.


A Rebours is a theater company.

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Google previewEgoists, a Book of Supermen (1909)

Stendhal, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Anatole France, Huysmans, Barrès, Nietzsche, Blake, Ibsen, Stirner, and Ernest Hello, with Portrait of Stendhal; Unpublished Letter of Flaubert; and Original Proof Page of Madame Bovary by James Huneker

More Byzantine than By- zance, A Rebours is a storehouse of art treasures, and it was once the battle-field of the literary e'lite. It is a history of the artistic decadent, the man of disdainful inquietudes who searches for an earthly artificial paradise. The mouth orchestra which, by the aid of various liquors, gives to the tongue sensations analogous to music; the flowers and perfume concerts, the mechanical landscape, the mock sea — all these are mystifications. Huysmans the farceur, the ...

Google previewDream Worlds (1991)

Mass Consumption in Late Nineteenth-century France by Rosalind H. Williams

A Rebours is a work of fiction which even more than the biography of an actual dandy illuminates the pleasures and perils ...

Google previewThe Desirable Body (2001)

Cultural Fetishism and the Erotics of Consumption by Jon Stratton

A rebours is a work of fiction which even more than the biography of an actual dandy illuminates the pleasures and perils of elitist consumption; it portrays a lonely and agoni2ed attempt to salvage the elitist ideal in an age of mass consumption ...

Google previewAvatars de la nourriture (1998)

by Marie-Claire Rouyer

Although A Rebours is a French, end-of-century novel. Prier's study of dyspepsia brings out the conflict between ethereal/aesthetic foodstuffs and the "repulsive stuff (...) diarrhetic to its core" (Prier 90) which the body needs to stay alive.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1859)

A - D by Hensleigh Wedgwood

a rebours, against the grain ; rebrousser, to turn up the point of anything. — Cotgr. M. Lat. reburrus, reburstts, sticking up ; " In sua primseva, setate habebat capillos crispos et rigidos et ut ita dicam rebursos ad modum pini ramgrum qui semper tendunt sursum." — Vita abbatum S. Crispini in Due. The It. brisciare, brezzare, to shiver for cold as in a fit of an ague, has under Breeze been connected with the Sc. brissle, birsle ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Devices (1991)

Gradus, A-Z by Bernard Marie Dupriez

Huysmans, A Rebours, preface). See tautology*, R2. A request for an explanation is Extravagant Comparison formulated as a request for meaning: What ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2006)

by Melissa Hope Ditmore

Huysman's 1884 French Aesthetic novel A Rebours, which influenced Dorian Gray, Teleny provides a clear picture of the decadent fin de siecle. Solicitation of male prostitutes is represented in all three novels: Teleny and A Rebours ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

within the contiguous naturalist or symbolist movements, one novel has had lasting status as a paradoxical “bible” of decadence: Joris- Karl Huysmans's A Rebours (1884, Against Nature). The protagonist of A Rebours, ...

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