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Houellebecq, Michel

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Most widely held works by Michel Houellebecq
The elementary particles by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

181 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,400 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 )

99 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 2,127 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
Submission by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

84 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the 2022 French Presidential election looms, two candidates emerge as favourites: Marine Le Pen of the Front National, and the charismatic Muhammed Ben Abbes of the growing Muslim Fraternity. Forming a controversial alliance with the political left to block the Front National's alarming ascendency, Ben Abbes sweeps to power, and overnight the country is transformed. This proves to be the death knell of French secularism, as Islamic law comes into force: women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged and, for our narrator François - misanthropic, middle-aged and alienated - life is set on a new course."--Provided by publisher
The possibility of an island by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

116 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Who is it among you who deserves eternal life?' The author's novel, which moves between Paris, Andalucia and Lanzarotte, is a thought provoking, shocking, and moving examination of the modern world, the trials of old age and the death of love. This bookis written with the ferocity and candour that has characterised all his work
Platform : a novel by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

97 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 1,543 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 )

162 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 1,228 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
Sérotonine by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

50 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Mes croyances sont limitées, mais elles sont violentes. Je crois à la possibilité du royaume restreint. Je crois à l'amour' écrivait récemment Michel Houellebecq. Le narrateur de Sérotonine approuverait sans réserve. Son récit traverse une France qui piétine ses traditions, banalise ses villes, détruit ses campagnes au bord de la révolte. Il raconte sa vie d'ingénieur agronome, son amitié pour un aristocrate agriculteur (un inoubliable personnage de roman - son double inversé), l'échec des idéaux de leur jeunesse, l'espoir peut-être insensé de retrouver une femme perdue. Ce roman sur les ravages d'un monde sans bonté, sans solidarité, aux mutations devenues incontrôlables, est aussi un roman sur le remords et le regret."--
Public enemies : dueling writers take on each other and the world by Bernard-Henri Lévy( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 477 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in English and held by 445 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
Interventions by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in French and Spanish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanzarote by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 291 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?
H.P. Lovecraft : contre le monde, contre la vie by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 202 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."
L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq by Guillaume Nicloux( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 185 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
De kaart en het gebied : roman by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 161 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 )

10 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Configuration du dernier rivage est composé d'une centaine de poèmes, recueillis en cinq parties
Nudes by Thomas Ruff( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderworpen by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Dutch and French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Frankrijk komt de Moslimbroederschap aan de macht en keert het maatschappelijke bestel ondersteboven
Michel Houellebecq( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of struggle by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in French and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la poésie noire, à l'écart des douleurs quotidiennes, qui déblaye les scories d'un optimisme creux
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The elementary particles
The map and the territoryThe possibility of an islandPlatform : a novelWhatever : a novelPublic enemies : dueling writers take on each other and the worldH.P. Lovecraft : against the world, against lifeInterventionsLanzarote
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Houellebecq, Michel

Houellebecq, Michel, 1956-

Houellebecq, Michel 1958-

Houellebecqas Michelis

Michael Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq écrivain français

Michel Houellebecq escriptor francès

Michel Houellebecq escritor francés

Michel Houellebecq francouzský spisoavtel

Michel Houellebecq francuski prozaik, eseista, poeta i autor piosenek

Michel Houellebecq Frans schrijver

Michel Houellebecq französischer Schriftsteller

Michel Houellebecq French writer

Michel Houellebecq las partículas elementales

Michel Houellebecq Prantsusmaa kirjanik

Michel Houellebecq scriitor francez

Michel Houellebecq scrittore, saggista e poeta francese

Michel Houellebecq shkrimtar francez

Michel Houellebecq writer

Michel Thomas

Mişel Uelbek

Mïşelʹ Wélʹbek

Mišels Velbeks

Thomas, Michel

Thomas , Michel <1958- >

Uelbek, Mišel

Uėlʹbek, Mišelʹ 1958-

Ueljbjek 1958-

Velbeks, Mišels 1958-

Ṿolbeḳ, Mishel 1958-

Wīlbīk, Mīšīl 1956-

Wīlibīk, Mīšāl 1956-

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 М.

Уэльбек Мишель

Уэльбек, Мишель, 1958-

Միշել Ուելբեք

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וולבק, מישל

וולבק, מישל 1958-

מישל וולבק

מישל וולבק סופר צרפתי

مىيشەل ۋەلبەك

ميشال ويلبك

ميشال ويلبك كاتب فرنسي

میشل ولبک

میشێل وێلبێک

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미셸 우엘벡

우엘벡, 미셀 1956-

우엘벡, 미셸 1956-

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