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Là bas AUTHOR Joris-Karl Huysmans characters õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB At the novel's center is Durtal a writer obsessed with the life of one of the blackest figures in. Every phenomenon begets its opposite God had begotten devil Good had begotten evil and they coexist so Gilles de Rais goes hand in hand with Joan of Arc And virtues bring forth sinsYou believe pretty thoroughly in these things or you wouldn t abandon the eternal triangle and the other stock subjects of the modern novelists to write the story of Gilles de Rais I do not object to the latrine hospital and workshop vocabulary of naturalism For one thing the subject matter reuires some such dictionAnd if there are worshippers of God there are worshippers of Satan And while some human beings aspire to ascend to celestial heights some of them just keep falling into abyss Impetuous in his desires and nevertheless patient brave in battle a coward confronting eternity he is despotic and violent yet he is putty in the hands of his flatterers He is now in the clouds now in the abyss never on the trodden plain the lowlands of the soul His confessions do not throw any light on his invariable tendency to extremesIn The Damned Joris Karl Huysmans becomes a surveyor of evil and he finds out that evil has no limits And abyss has no bottom

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Là bas AUTHOR Joris-Karl Huysmans characters õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB History Gilles de Rais child murderer sadist necrophile and practitioner of all the black arts The. Down There L BasTo begin with you meet Durtal inconsistent seeker of truths about Gilles de Rais an infamous child murderer during the 15th centurySoon Durtal becomes familiar with the Carhaix couple both Catholics the husband a Breton bellringer happy with living as a recluse in his aerie Durtal also mingles with the Chantelouve couple both of whom are active spiritists and G vingey a warped astrologianThe novel evolves by backs and forths and Durtal studying these two edges in turn can t make his mind and take the step to settle into one of these contrary leanings Perhaps because like the decadent aristocrat he studies he can t rid himself of successive callings towards good and evil because he feels them in the eerie architectures of Saint Sulpice in the underground works in Tiffauges and in the intoxicating stenches and perfumes of the black mass He dreads them but he doubts he pertains to any of them as his favorite part as an observer may prove Maybe everything is tolerable but the perceived anomie and aimlessness of modern times Crypte de la Chapelle du Ch teau de Tiffauges Carte postale Ramuntcho Editions Artistiue Raymond Bergevin La Rochelle Crypte de la Chapelle du Ch teau de Tiffauges autel Editeur Gaby On top of all that I find some likeness between Down There and Sartre s Nausea what with their ualms and throes their large reaches of meditation and self reflection the meeting with the Self Taught Man the abject epiphany with the gnarly gluttonous root contemning and accusing echoing the vision plaguing Gilles de Rais assailed in his woods a sordid and obscene riot of writhing corpses I also find common features with The King in Yellow with the same timespan and the same avowed concern with all things spiritualIt is all part of a history of Satanism a soul serching a work of erudition in progress seen from the writing desk And it yields an obvious satisfaction to the traveler translated into another era reuiered by the raw violence of the charges against modern times reuiered by the very material and sensible presence of the revived architectures outshining vapid present times both in morbidity and vitality You would have thought yourself carried into the very heart of Brittany there were the same skies and the same soil a grave and melancholy sky a sun looking older than elsewhere only faintly gilding the age old mourning woods and the sandstone overgrown with old mossA soil endlessly wandering in barren moors dotted with rusty ponds jagged with rocks riddled with the pink bells of briar and small yellow pods by the coppice of gorse and the clumps of broom You sensed that this iron coloured sky this famished soil scarcely reddened in places with the blood red flower of buckwheat that these roads in between heaps of stones laid on one another without any plaster or mortar that these trails between thick hedges these coarse vegetals these untended fields these begging cripples eaten with vermine and painted with grime that the cattle itself crude and undersized that these stocky cows these black sheep whose blue eyes had the same clear cold look of the tribades and the Slavs persisted perpetuated themselves absolutely selfsame in the same landscape for ages Huysmans L Bas ditions Gallimard 1985 pp 141 142 Translated from French Mon deuxi me HuysmansOn suit Durtal chercheur tant t fi vreux tant t ti de de v rit s sur Gilles de Rais Il change avec des Hermies et finit par devenir intime du m nage Carhaix le sonneur de cloches vocateur de la foi simple et ferme des Bretons bienheureux reclus dans sa cellule c leste il fr uente le couple Chantelouve impliu dans les cercles spiritistes et G vingey astrologue ensorcel Le roman progresse par va et vient et Durtal ui les tudie tour tour ne se r sout pas s tablir dans l un ou l autre de ces l bas Peut tre parce ue comme son sujet d tudes il ne peut s affranchir des appels successifs du bien et du mal il les pressent dans les singuli res architectures de Saint Sulpice dans les moellons et les caveaux de Tiffauges les aromates capiteux du si ge de la messe noire il les redoute mais doute d tre d aucun des deux comme sa posture pr f r e d observateur ext rieur le laisse supposer Crypte de la Chapelle du Ch teau de Tiffauges Carte postale Ramuntcho Editions Artistiue Raymond Bergevin La Rochelle Crypte de la Chapelle du Ch teau de Tiffauges autel Editeur Gaby Et dans tout a je trouve la future Naus e des airs de famille maru s avec L Bas avec ses atermoiements d introspection et de m ditation ses rencontres avec l Autodidacte la r v lation de la racine noueuse goulue abjecte et accusatrice ui r p te la vision de Gilles de Rais taraud dans sa for t meute de corps obsc nes en damnation Je lui trouve encore des traits communs avec Le Roi en Jaune pour se passer la m me poue mais aussi pour refl ter une commune pr occupation du spirituel a tient la fois du catalogue historiue sur le satanisme de l examen de conscience d une uvre d rudition mise plat vue depuis l tabli Et il en ressort un plaisir vident pour le d couvreur traduit dans une autre poue saisi par la pugnacit des charges contre la modernit et par la pr sence vraie et s re des milieux et des architectures reconstitu es ui tranchent en vitalit comme en morbidit sur le n ant du contemporain On se serait cru transport dans la Bretagne m me c tait le m me ciel et la m me terre un ciel m lancoliue et grave un soleil ui paraissait plus vieux u autre part et ui ne dorait plus ue faiblement le deuil des for ts s culaires et la mousse g e des gr s une terre ui vagabondait perte de vue en de st riles landes trou es de mares d eau rouill e h riss e de rocs cribl es de clochettes roses par les bruy res de petites gousses jaunes par les taillis des ajoncs et les touffes des gen ts On sentait ue ce firmament couleur de fer ue ce sol fam liue peine empourpr et l par la fleur sanglante du bl noir ue ces routes bord es de pierres pos es les unes sur les autres sans pl tre ni ciment en tas ue ces sentes bord es d inextricables haies ue ces plantes bourrues ue ces champs sans aide ue ces mendiants estropi s mang s de vermine et vernis de crasse ue ce b tail m me fruste et petit ue ces vaches trapues ue ces moutons noirs dont l il bleu avait le regard clair et froid des tribades et des Slaves se perp tuaient absolument semblables dans un paysage identiue depuis des si cles Huysmans L Bas ditions Gallimard 1985 pp 141 142

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