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The Vatard Sisters,9781907650536

The Vatard Sisters

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/31/2013
Publisher(s): Dedalus Ltd
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Summary

The Vatard Sisters brought Huysmans to the notice of the public and revealed him as a man who could paint word-pictures which put earlier practitioners like Gautier and Edmond de Goncourt in the shade The novel is a story of two working-class sisters, but the main protagonist is Paris, suburban Paris, the Paris of railway stations, cheap restaurants and café-concerts and the passages that describe the music-halls and crowds of the Avenue de Maine and the Boulevard Saint Michel, or the railway yard seen from the back window of the sisters¿ bedroom, have a visual immediacy a kind of energy, a force of personality, which are utterly unusual in Huysmans¿ work

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