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Review: Whatever by Michel Houellebecq

Whatever is a novel that will be recognised by the few who are familiar with Atomised. Fewer still will have read it. While Atomised occasionally pops up in charity bookshops, Houellebecq’s other works rarely appear in the secondhand market, perhaps because they’re held onto by readers to express their admiration of miserablism through their bookshelf, or perhaps because of a disposal carried out in a pique of disgust. 743 more words

Books

Les Bêtes Chez Colette

As is clear from the collection of stories La maison de Claudine (1922), the nonhuman world presents a microcosm of creative fecundity for Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette’s semi-autobiographical narrator Claudine. 375 more words

Modernisms

Classics of Erotic Fiction (#9)


Les Liaisons dangereuses
is a French epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in four volumes by Durand Neveu from March 23, 1782. 376 more words

Classic Erotic Fiction

Proust therapy

Recently I had one of those days off where you pack do many things to do that you wish you had been in the office instead. 795 more words

French Literature

The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud

I followed deadpan Rivers down and down,
And knew my haulers had let go the ropes.
Whooping redskins took my men as targets
And nailed them nude to technicolour posts. 690 more words

20th Century

Book Review: “Species of Spaces and other Pieces”, by Georges Perec

The novel discusses the interior space of the domestic, and provides a different reading of it. Infused with layers of psychoanalysis of memories of spaces and objects, the author allows the reader to reassess the domestic. 1,165 more words

Architecture

Chirstmas, New Years, and Only One Small Rant, I Swear.

Well, it’s been a while, huh? But I said I’d stick to it and so I shall even though it means ignoring the mound of work and reading that the semester has already dumped on my head. 762 more words

French Language