Tag Archives: symbolism

When the Poets Speak

     I finally satisfied my desire for poetry, though the two (very different) volumes I ordered have nothing to do with the Confederation Poets I so eagerly looked for a few weeks ago.      Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) was the … Continue reading

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Against the Grain, by Joris-Karl Huysmans (1884)

     Against the Grain (or A Rebours, in French) is the most famous work by French novelist and art critic Joris-Karl Huysmans. Oscar Wilde declared that it was what inspired him to write The Picture of Dorian Gray and, though … Continue reading

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