A Rebours Multilingual Edition eBook by Joris-Karl Huysmans


A multilingual epub of Joris-Karl Huysmans’ A rebours.


A multilingual epub with the original French of Joris-Karl Huysmans’ A Rebours from 1884, an 1897 German translation by M. Capsius, Gegen den Strich, and the anonymously translated English translation, Against the Grain, from 1926. I could have included John Howard’s 1922 translation, but he deleted an entire chapter, for cryin’ out loud! I kept the format relatively simple.

One of my favorite books, though the newer, not-public domain translations are better – see Margaret Mauldon and Brendan King, who both used the title Against Nature for their respective translations. Brendan King’s is wonderful because it includes copious notes.

Zip file contains one .epub file.