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Michel Houellebecq, Sottomissione

Finalmente terminato, non senza difficoltà, il V/2015. Si tratta di un romanzo visionario e iperrealista che si trova ai primi posti in classifica soprattutto in relazione ai recenti eventi di Charlie Hebdo. 68 more words

Francesca Ogana

The first drop

La chimie rend heureux, la poésie rend triste,
Il faudrait arriver à une science unique
(Michel Houellebecq, Après-midi Boulevard Pasteur).

A leaky burette is a terrible thing, a negation of one’s self, a veritable loss of identity. 563 more words


Japanese Gardens

In À rebours (Against the Grain), the novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans (who features prominently in Michel Houellebecq’s timely novel Soumission), the ‘hero’ Jean des Esseintes furnishes his bedroom as to look as cheaply as possible, using the most expensive materials. 168 more words

"The Elementary Particles" by Michel Houellebecq

Read in: May 2013
Edition and format: Cankarjeva založba 2011
First published: 1998

Many mixed feelings about this one. I first picked it up at the recommendation of my Literature professor; she praised it so much, that eventually I expected much more of it than I ended up getting. 360 more words


An Interview with Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes, Editors of William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion (Part I)

William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion, new from University of Delaware Press, collects academic essays and memoir-vignettes by a range of critics and authors to make the case that Vollmann is, as the blurb claims, the “most ambitious, productive, and important living author in the US.” I interviewed the book’s editors, Christopher K. 4,288 more words


Soumission de Michel Houellebecq

Bon, alors mettons-nous tout d’abord d’accord sur un point : Michel Houellebecq est un misogyne dépressif. Ou un dépressif misogyne. Au choix. En effet, allez savoir quel mal engendre l’autre… 858 more words

Book Reviews

Michel Houellebecq's new novel, Soumission, is not a political tool

Michel Houellebecq
299 pgs; $32.95
Reviewed from the French.

Michel Houellebecq — the French novelist caricatured on the January 7th cover of Charlie Hebdo… 945 more words