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Unspeakable behaviour, of the very best kind: Ten fictional artists

“Tell me this,” says a character in Don DeLillo’s novel, Falling Man: “What kind of painter is allowed to behave more unspeakably, figurative or abstract?” 1,178 more words


Relate to Reality No Longer

“Life is painful and disappointing. It is useless, therefore, to write new realistic novels. We generally know where we stand in relation to reality and don’t care to know any more.”

— Michel Houellebecq

Jonathan Gibb's Randall

Satire is a demanding form, an act of aggression that can easily fail. Freud’s depiction of jokes as repressed hostility is evident in the sadistic satire of Anthony Burgess, and the snobbishness of Evelyn Waugh’s self indulgent attacks. 245 more words


Review: The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq

I have a strange reader-author relationship with Houellebecq.

I loved one of his novels The Elementary Particles but his other books were not as good of a reading experience with the exception of the endings. 268 more words

Book Reviews

So klein der Mensch

Nach Michel Houellebecq: Les particules élémentaires (Regie: Julien Gosselin)

Von Sascha Krieger

Wer hätte das gedacht? Eigentlich, so erzählt uns der gerade 27-jährige französische Theatermacher Julien Gosselin ganz am Ende, ist der Roman… 703 more words


170 - LA Film Fest Day Nine

Well, here we are at the end of the road. Yesterday I talked about how important it can be for unhealthy relationships to experience a little separation. 1,229 more words


Fixpoetry - Michel Houellebecq - Gestalt des letzten Ufers

I ain’t no Houellebecq girl, habe mir seinen neuesten Gedichtband trotzdem mal gegeben und ihn bei Fixpoetry besprochen. Um den Tod im Speziellen geht’s da wie eh und je beim Schreiben allgemein und meine Rezension hat sich für ein paar Absätze catchen lassen, bringt und springt dann aber den (Gummi-)Twist. 29 more words

Kristoffer Cornils