Against the Grain Questions and Answers

Against the Grain

Aestheticism is a nineteenth-century movement that advocates "art, for the sake of art" and beauty for the sake of beauty. Essentially, morality and education are pushed aside, and human creativity...

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Against the Grain

At the beginning of Against the Grain, Huysmans says that although Jean des Esseintes always enjoyed the intellectual side of theology, his masters at school never thought of training him for a...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019 1:16 pm UTC

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