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Against the Grain

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ISBN-10: 1406505714

ISBN-13: 9781406505719

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joris-Karl Huysmans

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Des Esseintes proceeded to turn about and warm between his hands a ball of styrax, and a very curious odour filled the room, a smell at once repugnant and exquisite, blending the delicious scent of the jonquil with the filthy stench of guttapercha and coal tar. He disinfected his hands, shut away his resin in a box hermetically sealed, and the stinking factories vanished in their turn. Then, he tossed amid the revivified vapours of lindens and meadow-grass some drops of new mown hay, and on the magic spot, instantly bared of its lilacs, rose mounds of hay, bringing with them a new season, scattering their delicate odours reminiscent of high summer.
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List price: $16.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English