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Houellebecq, Michel

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The elementary particles by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

184 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives and fortunes of Bruno and Marcel, born to a bohemian mother during the 1960s, who are brought up separately and pursue their own individual paths-as Bruno battles madness and sexual obsession and Michel, a molecular biologist, comes up with a unique way to express his disgust with the violence of humankind
The map and the territory by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

76 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having made his name with an exhibition of photographs of Michelin roadmaps - beautiful works that won praise from every corner of the art world - Jed Martin is now emerging from a ten-year hiatus. And he has had some good news. It has nothing to do with his broken boiler, the approach of another lamentably awkward annual Christmas dinner with his father or the memory of his doomed love affair with the beautiful Olga. It is that, for his new exhibition, he has secured the involvement of none other than the French novelist Michel Houellebecq. The great writer has agreed to write the text for the exhibition guide, for which he will be paid handsomely and also have his portrait painted by Jed. The exhibition - 'Professions', a series of portraits of ordinary and extraordinary people at work - brings Jed new levels of global fame. Yet his boiler is still broken, his ailing father flirts with oblivion and, worse still, he is contacted by one Inspector Jasselin, who requests his assistance in solving an unspeakable, atrocious and gruesome crime. Art, money, fathers, sons, death, love and the transformation of France into a tourist paradise come together to create a daringly playful and original twist on the contemporary novel from a modern master of the form
The possibility of an island by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

114 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A future world in which humankind as we know it has vanished is seen through the eyes of Daniel, a writer who has made a fortune with his comedies capturing the follies and foibles of humankind, and his subsequent clones
Submission by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

54 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris 2022. Det Muslimske Broderskab har overtaget magten i Frankrig og indført sharia-light. Den livstrætte 44-årige litteraturprofessor Francois bliver tvunget til at tage sin afsked, men hvis han vil konvertere til islam, er han velkommen tilbage på attraktive vilkår
Platform : a novel by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

117 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bureaucrat with a preference for pre-packaged goods, Michel Renault travels to Thailand where he begins to gain a taste for the exotic and sensual, an interest that draws him into an intense love affair with Valerie
Whatever : a novel by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French novel about a fake nihilist. He is a computer engineer from Paris who at thirty is so blase he cannot be bothered to woo a woman, yet he longs for sex. The novel was a bestseller in France
Extension du domaine de la lutte : roman by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

92 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in French and English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman de société
Public enemies : dueling writers take on each other and the world by Bernard-Henri Lévy( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in French and English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What begins as an exchange between bitter enemies evolves into a joint personal meditation among France's premier literary and philosophical live wires on their lives, their writing, and what it means to think
H.P. Lovecraft : against the world, against life by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.P. Lovecraft, the radical, misanthropic master of the horror genre, now has an impassioned advocate in Michel Houellebecq, Europe's most controversial modern novelst. In his illuminating appraisal of Lovecraft's life and work, Houellebecq reveals a surprising debt to the master of weird fiction
Lanzarote by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Lanzarote, there are some fascinating human specimens - notably Pam and Barbara, "non-exclusive" German lesbians. Will they succeed in seducing Rudi, the police inspector, currently living in exile in Brussels? And will our narrator consider his week's holiday on the island a success?
Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq = L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq by Guillaume Nicloux( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Michel, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight"--Container
H.P. Lovecraft : contre le monde, contre la vie by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur salue dans l'oeuvre de Lovecraft un mythe fondateur. Il lui rend hommage, l'admirant de s'être situé dans cet "ailleurs absolu" cher à Einstein et Jacques Bergier, et propose un plaidoyer pour une littérature vertigineuse, "juxtaposition du minutieux et de l'illimité, du ponctuel et de l'infini."
Interventions by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un éloge du cinéma muet, de la connerie de Jacques Prévert ou du salon de la vidéo hot, mais aussi de l'art contemporain et de la création littéraire : ce recueil comprend des textes publiés notamment dans "Les Lettres nouvelles", " Les Inrockuptibles", "Art Press" et le livret d' "Opera bianca", oeuvre présentée au Centre Pompidou en septembre 1997
De kaart en het gebied : roman by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een succesvol fotograaf ervaart in de eerste decennia van de 21e eeuw hoezeer vergankelijkheid en schone schijn zijn leven en kunst bepalen
Renaissance by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des "poèmes de survie", remplis d'éclairs sauvages, de férocité et de musique
Onderworpen by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Dutch and French and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Frankrijk komt de Moslimbroederschap aan de macht en keert het maatschappelijke bestel ondersteboven
La poursuite du bonheur by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems centred on the theme of the pursuit of happiness
Interventions by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of struggle by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in French and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la poésie noire, à l'écart des douleurs quotidiennes, qui déblaye les scories d'un optimisme creux
Michel Houellebecq and the literature of despair by Carole Sweeney( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Widely acknowledged as an important, if highly controversial, figure in contemporary literature, French novelist and poet Michel Houellebecq has elicited diverse critical responses. In this book, Carole Sweeney examines his novels as a response to the advance of neoliberalism into all areas of affective human life. This historicizing study argues that le monde houellebecquien is an 'atomised society' of banal quotidian alienation populated by quietly resentful men who are the botched subjects of late-capitalism. Addressing Houellebecq's handling of the 'failure' of the radical thought of '68, Sweeney looks at the ways in which his fiction treats feminism, the decline of religion and the family, as well as the obsolescence of French 'theory' and the Satrean notion of 'engaged' literature. Offering a series of close readings of the novels, this book considers the quasi-sociological aesthetics of Houellebecq's writing with its anti-psychologism and rejection of poststructuralist textuality. Reading the world with the disappointed idealism of a contemporary moralist, his novels, Sweeney argues, fluctuate between despair for the world as it is and a limp utopian hope for a post- humanity"--
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The elementary particles
Alternative Names

Houellebecq, Michel, 1956-

Houellebecq, Michel 1958-

Michael Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq écrivain français

Michel Houellebecq francouzský spisoavtel

Michel Houellebecq Frans schrijver

Michel Houellebecq französischer Schriftsteller

Michel Houellebecq scrittore, saggista e poeta francese

Michel Houellebecq writer

Michel Thomas

Mişel Uelbek

Mïşelʹ Wélʹbek

Mišels Velbeks

Thomas, Michel

Thomas , Michel <1958- >

Uėlʹbek, Mišelʹ 1958-

Velbeks, Mišels 1958-

Ṿolbeḳ, Mishel 1958-

Wīlbīk, Mīšīl, 1956-

Wīlbīk, Mīšīl 1958-

Wīlibīk, Mīšāl, 1956-

Wīlibīk, Mīšāl 1958-

Μισέλ Ουελμπέκ Γάλλος συγγραφέας

Мишел Уелбек

Мишел Уелбек француски романописец, поет и режисер

Мишель Уэльбек

Мишель Уэльбек французский писатель и поэт

Мішель Уельбек

Мішэль Уэльбек

Тома М

Тома М. 1958-

Уэльбек, Мишель

Уэльбек, Мишель, 1958-

Միշել Ուելբեք

וולבק, מישל

וולבק, מישל 1958-

מישל וולבק

מישל וולבק סופר צרפתי

مىيشەل ۋەلبەك

ميشال ويلبك

میشل ولبک

میشێل وێلبێک

ਮੀਸ਼ੇਲ ਵੇਲਬੇਕ

മൈക്കൽ ഹൂലെബെക്ക്

მიშელ უელბეკი

미셸 우엘벡

우엘벡, 미셀 1958-

우엘벡, 미셸 1958-

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The map and the territoryThe possibility of an islandPlatform : a novelWhatever : a novelExtension du domaine de la lutte : romanPublic enemies : dueling writers take on each other and the worldH.P. Lovecraft : against the world, against lifeLanzarote