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Joris-Karl Huysmans

1848 - 1907

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Charles-Marie-Georges Huysmans (US: , French: [ʃaʁl maʁi ʒɔʁʒ ɥismɑ̃s]; 5 February 1848 – 12 May 1907) was a French novelist and art critic who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans (pronounced [ʒɔʁis kaʁl -], variably abbreviated as J. K. or J.-K.). He is most famous for the novel À rebours (1884, published in English as Against the Grain and as Against Nature). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joris-Karl Huysmans has received more than 551,769 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Joris-Karl Huysmans is the 443rd most popular writer (up from 457th in 2019), the 514th most popular biography from France (up from 524th in 2019) and the 76th most popular French Writer.

Joris-Karl Huysmans is most famous for his book A Rebours, which is also translated as Against the Grain. It was published in 1884 and is considered to be one of the first examples of the Decadent movement.

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Among writers, Joris-Karl Huysmans ranks 443 out of 5,755Before him are Tennessee Williams, Patrick Modiano, Christopher Marlowe, Enid Blyton, Frantz Fanon, and Mika Waltari. After him are Comte de Lautréamont, Seneca the Elder, Ágota Kristóf, Gabriela Mistral, Qu Yuan, and Ève Curie.

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Among people born in 1848, Joris-Karl Huysmans ranks 6Before him are Paul Gauguin, Octave Mirbeau, Vilfredo Pareto, Gottlob Frege, and Otto Lilienthal. After him are Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Hugo de Vries, and Tōgō Heihachirō. Among people deceased in 1907, Joris-Karl Huysmans ranks 9Before him are Sully Prudhomme, Klara Hitler, Oscar II of Sweden, Henri Moissan, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, and Hector Malot. After him are Alfred Jarry, Robert I, Duke of Parma, Asaph Hall, Giosuè Carducci, Joseph Joachim, and Marcellin Berthelot.

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In France

Among people born in France, Joris-Karl Huysmans ranks 514 out of 6,011Before him are Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Patrick Modiano (1945), Philippe Pinel (1745), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), Joseph de Maistre (1753), and Annie Girardot (1931). After him are Antoine of Navarre (1518), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Joseph Joffre (1852), Marcel Mauss (1872), Pauline Bonaparte (1780), and Maurice Utrillo (1883).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Joris-Karl Huysmans ranks 76Before him are Hector Malot (1830), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Louis Aragon (1897), Louise de La Vallière (1644), and Patrick Modiano (1945). After him are Ève Curie (1904), Anaïs Nin (1903), William of Rubruck (1220), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), and René Guénon (1886).