Tags » Michel Houellebecq

#310 Platform

Again I’ve had to check my library history but this puts me up to speed as of two weeks ago when I went on holiday and managed to get through more books in 2 weeks than 3 months ! 496 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Six books I didn't put down this summer

I’m an impatient reader. I get excited about reading a particular title, I crack it, read it, and allow it 50 pages to regale me. If I’m not enthralled or at least engaged by page 50, that book is going  950 more words

Books

誰殺了韋勒貝克(地圖與版圖) La Carte et le Territoire (The Map and the Territory)

聽完 Irwin 推介睇咗韋勒貝克(Michel Houellebecq) 嘅《誰殺了韋勒貝克》(Le carte et le territoire / the map and the territory),如果對藝術展、法國、人與人同社會距離、老病死有興趣嘅,呢本書應該好合口味,有Art 底嘅應該會有更深嘅理解同評價,唔怪得推介俾Noir,我都唔敢review 啲乜

除咗用文字虛構出幾個展覽同畫作好有趣外,作者都幾鋒利咁批判現化商業社會同藝術嘅關係、現代社會同有錢人嘅品味、倚賴現代科技而忽略基本等等。呢啲描寫係絕對尤重法國,預想咗將來法國嘅發展,藝術又以咩形態生存。

另外,幾中意佢對距離嘅描寫,處身喺社會裡面,人係孤獨嘅個體,同家人、愛人疏離,同愛人再親密原來都有不觸及嘅話題,反覆嘅遠離同靠近……氣氛好蒼白、淡如水

再強調,呢本嘢個譯名係好有問題,明明叫《地圖與版圖》(好似同Alfred Korzybski 有關),但因為作者寫自己比人剁碎咗就搬嚟做書名,仲要劇透咗內容……明明唔係推理小說🤔所以可忽略標題,拎上手睇睇

– By Mo
7/2017

正經REVIEW

I Meet Michel Houellebecq, Learn a Story about Putin and François Hollande, Dine at Florimond, and Do Not Dine at Bustronome

The book collection in the apartment where we stay has always been of interest. This time I picked up Michel Houllebecq’s La Carte et Le Territoire, winner of the 2010 Prix Goncourt. 482 more words

Politics

Art in NYC: Photography by Michel Houellebecq at VENUS Over Manhattan Gallery — arts-ny

French Bashing: First New York exhibition of photographs, photomontages and more by French writer Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq France #014, 2016; courtesy VENUS New York… 32 more words

Summer 2017

THE CRIME OF BLASPHEMY

“The law is a ass”, famously said Mr Bumble, in “Oliver Twist”.  This is, of course, totally unfair to the ass, which may be ornery, cantankerous and, well, asinine, but the poor animal is incapable of cruelty or injustice, as is too often the case with the law.   400 more words

What I have read : in bulk

Cervantes: Don Quixote (pre-loved book, 5 pounds sterling). I loved the one hundred and fifty pages that I read, that I stopped there because I felt that I did not get to grasp the beauty of the language in English (I do not understand the subtleties Of the language in English) and I made the decision to wait to be able to read it in French. 369 more words

The Books I Have Read