Words I like from Joris-Karl Huysmans’s “Against Nature” Part 1

by Nick

I found enough words I like to make this two parts so here are some words from the prologue to chapter 8. I used the page numbers from Robert Baldick’s translation as found in the Penguin Classics edition. I’ll try to do a short write up on my thoughts on Against Nature and The Unbearable Lightness of Being by the end of the week.

  1. Cosseting (4)
  2. Catafalques (7)
  3. Encyclicals (13)
  4. Nasturtium (16)
  5. Faille (19)
  6. Purlieus (24)
  7. Adipose (28)
  8. Catamites (30)
  9. Amphibologies
  10. Gangues (36)
  11. Cenobite (37)
  12. Tegulated (41)
  13. Sacerdotal (42)
  14. Pyxes (74)
  15. Chasubles (77)
  16. Pharmacopoeias (78)
  17. Aroid (85)
  18. Jujube (85)
  19. Crozier (86)
  20. Ruches (89)
  21. Luburnums (89)
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