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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


Weighing up the Potential of Literary Consumption: Feeding on Scraps in Michel Houellebecq’s La Carte et le territoire/The Map and the Territory

Ruth Cruickshank

in Leftovers: Eating, Drinking and Re-thinking with Case Studies from Post-war French Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620672
eISBN:
9781789629828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620672.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Houellebecq’s La Carte et le territoire/The Map and the Territory (2010) provocatively problematizes the potential of art, literature and the French economy in the global marketplace. Meals and ... More


Absolute Clarity: Michel Houellebecq’s La carte et le territoire

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Michel Houellebecq’s La carte et le territoire [The Map and the Territory] (2010). In this Prix Goncourt-garnering novel, we see the world through the eyes of artist Jed Martin, ... More


Work and Leisure

Douglas Morrey

in Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through the study of Plateforme (2001) and La Carte et le territoire (2010), this chapter presents Houellebecq as a singularly incisive analyst of the role of work in contemporary western culture. ... More


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