Joris Karl Huysmans: Biography, Dates And History

Joris Karl Huysmans, writer and art critic, was born in Paris, France. His father was Dutch, and his mother was French.

BIOGRAPHY

Joris Karl Huysmans, writer and art critic, was born in Paris, France. His father was Dutch, and his mother was French. He was educated at the Lycee Saint-Louis. He worked at the Ministry of the Interior for 32 years. He also served in the army during the Franco-Prussian war. He lived near a Benedictine monastery late in life. He was also one of the founders of the Goncourt Academy.

Huysmans pulished his first work, DRAGEROIR AUX EPICED, when he was 26. He was first associated with the naturalist group, but he later joined the French Decadent Movement.

Joris Huysmans died of cancer in 1907.

CHRONOLOGY

1848 He was born in Paris, France.

1866 He graduated from the Lycee Saint-Louis.

1868 He began working at the Ministry of the Interior.

1874 DRAGEROIR AUX EPICED

1876 MARTHE, HISTOIRE D'UNE FILLE

1877 He met Emile Zola.

1879 LES SOEURS VATARD (THE VATARD SISTERS

1880 SAC AU DOS; CROQUIS PARISIENS

1881 EN MENAGE

1882 A VAU-L'EAU

1883 L'ART MODERNE

1884 A REBOURS (AGAINST THE GRAIN/AGAINST NATURE); EN RADE (BECALMED)



1889 CERTAINS

1891 LA-BAS (DOWN THERE)

1895 EN ROUTE; He spent a week at the Trappist monastery of Issigny.

1898 LA CATHEDRALE (THE CATHEDRAL)

1899 SAINTE LYDWINE DE SCHIEDAM

1900 He resigned his post at the Ministry of the Interior.; He was elected president of the Goncourt Academy.

1901 DE TOUT

1903 L'OBLAT (THE OBLATE OF ST. BENEDICT)

1905 LES FOULES DE LOURDES

1907 He died of cancer. (May 12)

1908 TROIS EGLISES ET TROIS PRIMITIFS

1928 OEUVRES COMPLETES, 1928-34, 23 vols.

1953 LETTRES INEDITES A E. ZOLA

1956 LETTRES A E. GONCOURT

1957 LETTRES A C. LEMONNIER

1967 LETTRES INEDITES A J. DESTREE

1989 THE ROAD FROM DECADENCE: FROM BROTHEL TO CLOISTER: SELECTED LETTERS OF J.K. HUYSMANS

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