The Crowds of Lourdes (Paperback)

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The Crowds of Lourdes, first published in 1906, was J.-K. Huysmans last book, and certainly his greatest work of non-fiction. Written in a style that is at once precise and brutal, this Naturalist study of the pilgrim-crowds of Lourdes, presented as a series of closely connected vignettes full of highly coloured description, is sometimes somber, sometimes scathing, and often touching. In these pages the reader will find a whole-hearted tribute to Our Lady of Lourdes--but one that is a far from conventional, and the penetrating analysis of the author, who offers here some of his finest passages, is full of a fervent emotion and tenderness that is not the least at odds with his fiery spirituality.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645250333
ISBN-10: 1645250334
Publisher: Snuggly Books
Publication Date: March 24th, 2020
Pages: 266
Language: English