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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


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


The Cinema of Piracy, the Sea and Spectral Voyages: Ruiz’s Neo-Baroque Cinema of the 1980s

Michael Goddard

in The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167314
eISBN:
9780231850506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167314.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with Raúl Ruiz's films from the 1980s,which one of his most expansive periods. During this period, Ruiz returned insistently to producing feature films, developing a distinctive ... 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


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


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