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Oblate of St. Benedict (Dedalus European Classics)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dedalus Limited
Publication date August 1, 1996
Pages 309
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9781873982570
ISBN-10 1873982577
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.80 in.
Weight 0.67 lbs.
Original list price $11.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This is the final part of Huysmans' alter ego, Durtal's spiritual journey. From the satanism of La-Bas (1891) he makes his way to the foot of the cross by a retreat in a Trappist monastery in En Route (1895) and by living in Chartres in The Cathedral (1898) until finally he embraces Roman Catholicism in The Oblate of St. Benedict (1903). Durtal is a modern anti-hero: solitary, agonized and alienated. His spiritual journey confronts the problems of our age. Art, architecture and music light Durtal's path to God. Although a novel about spiritual redemption The Oblate of St. Benedict is rich in the atmosphere of fin de siecle decadence which has dominated Huysmans' previous novels.

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