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Michel Houellebecq: ideological challenge and precipitating crisis

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter turns to Houellebecq, France's most famous — and controversial — living writer; the affaire Houellebecq; Extension du domaine de la lutte; and Les Particules élémentaires. It discusses ... More


Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis

Arne De Boever

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279166
eISBN:
9780823281435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279166.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Building on both established and emerging discussions of literature and finance, Finance Fictions takes the measure of the tension between psychosis and realism in the contemporary finance novel. ... More


Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Douglas Morrey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Michel Houellebecq is perhaps the single most successful and controversial of all contemporary novelists writing in French. Houellebecq has become a global publishing phenomenon: since the success of ... More


Ends of French

Yasser Elhariry

in Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Pacifist Invasions begins with a short preface that engages the polemics surrounding Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel on Islam and France, Soumission (2015), which hit bookstands nationwide across ... More


Michel Houellebecq, Finance Novelist

Arne De Boever

in Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279166
eISBN:
9780823281435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279166.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From his very first novel Whatever, Houellebecq has taken on the representation of the contemporary economy and asked in particular whether it still allows for a novelistic realism. Those concerns ... More


Introduction

in French Post-Modern Masculinities: From Neuromatrices to Seropositivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312151
eISBN:
9781846315282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315282.001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores changes in the representations and depictions of masculinity and masculine sexualities in contemporary France. It looks at the manifestation of post-modern masculinity and male ... More


Perversions of the Real

in French Post-Modern Masculinities: From Neuromatrices to Seropositivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312151
eISBN:
9781846315282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315282.005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyses essay writing by Michel Houellebecq and Marc-Édouard Nabe, two right-leaning, heterosexual authors who inject their discourses about the political with imagery related to ... More


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