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The Resource Michel Houellebecq : humanity and its aftermath, Douglas Morrey

Michel Houellebecq : humanity and its aftermath, Douglas Morrey

Label
Michel Houellebecq : humanity and its aftermath
Title
Michel Houellebecq
Title remainder
humanity and its aftermath
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Morrey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. If Houellebecq is unique in contemporary French writing, it is thanks not only to his extraordinary success, but to the unparalleled scope of his narrative ambition. In the work which most forcefully marked his breakthrough to the mainstream - Les Particules élémentaires - Houellebecq made a significant appeal to the science-fiction genre in order to undergird his critique of contemporary society. For Houellebecq presents humanity - at least modern, western humanity - as in a terminal state of decadence and decline and ripe for replacement by its post-human successor. 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." -- Publisher
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrey, Douglas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary French and Francophone cultures
Series volume
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houellebecq, Michel
  • Authors, French
Label
Michel Houellebecq : humanity and its aftermath, Douglas Morrey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 212 p.
Isbn
9781846318610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Michel Houellebecq : humanity and its aftermath, Douglas Morrey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 212 p.
Isbn
9781846318610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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