About the Author
Charles-Marie-Georges Huysmans, whose pseudonym was J. K. Husymans, was born in 1848 at Paris, France. After suffering as a youth in the French Ministry, he subsequently began writing works of prose poetry, the first of which was published in 1874. He went on to author full-length novels that illustrated his remarkable wit and satirical writing style. Against Nature is his most well-known work. His other writing includes En Rade, Saint Lydwine of Schiedam, and L Oblat. J. K. Huysmans died in 1907 in Paris.