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Author Morrey, Douglas, author.

Title Michel Houellebecq : humanity and its aftermath / Douglas Morrey.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Contemporary French and Francophone cultures ; 25
Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 25.
Summary Michel Houellebecq is perhaps the single most successful and controversial of all contemporary novelists writing in French. Houellebecq has become a global publishing phenomenon: his books have been translated worldwide, three film adaptations of his work have been produced, and the author has been the subject of million-euro publishing deals and of successive media scandals in France. His novels narrate a metaphysical mutation or paradigm shift through which humanity as we know it ceases to be the over-riding value or focus of our world when it comes into conflict with a competitor in the form of a post-human or neo-human species. It is the aim of this book to appraise the global significance of Houellebecq's novelistic visions while at the same time situating them within the context of French literature, culture and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-209) and index.
Contents Sex and politics -- Work and leisure -- Science and religion -- Conclusion : humanity and its aftermath.
Note Print version record.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Houellebecq, Michel -- Criticism and interpretation.
Houellebecq, Michel.
Houellebecq, Michel -- Critique et interprétation.
Houellebecq, Michel.
Houellebecq, Michel -- Critique et interprétation.
Houellebecq, Michel. (OCoLC)fst00291449
Authors, French -- Biography.
Écrivains français -- Biographies.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists and prose writers.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Authors, French. (OCoLC)fst00822016
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Livres numériques.
Other Form: Print version: Morrey, Douglas. Michel Houellebecq. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013 1846318610 (OCoLC)809911262
ISBN 9781846318047 (electronic bk.)
1846318041 (electronic bk.)
9781846318610 (cased)
1846318610 (cased)
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