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I thought, then, that Houellebecq, the author, was giving me, the reader, direction. He knew he was finished, well thought he was, with this series when he gutted a painting he was doing on Houellebecq Koons, stomped, sliced and turned it into a mangled pile of pulp. Jed opted for the Husqvarna, a water from the center of Norway, which sparkled discreetly.

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It’s as funny as his foul-mouthed laa calling every woman over twenty a menopausal slut. It has nothing to do with his broken boiler, the approach of another lamentably awkward annual Christmas dinner with his father or the memory of his doomed love affair with the beautiful Olga. Except it doesn’t really. The final painting has to be this writer. Is this a fictional version of Houellebecq? I’m sure I would have enjoyed him more in my younger years, but I’ve become more houelleebcq in my late fifties, tend to cut characters more slack.

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The main character is a painter named Jed Martin who is first launched to fame by a series he does using Michelin maps. He doesn’t have to beat us around the head with our own foolish failings. Houellebecq had already been a dt for the Goncourt on two previous occasions. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Then the action is likely to veer straight back into either a profound welter of emotion through the interaction between characters, or its polar opposite, the drab, weary observations made by a totally isolated character out of kilter with everything and everyone in the world. No one else does genre-mashup semi-misanthropic nihilistic philosophy quite like him, although this did at times seem like a much better rendition of what BEE did in Carge Parkgenre-y literary fiction that includes the author as a character?

Paperbackpages. I give you Michel Houellebecq, possibly literature’s greatest living misanthrope.

Y estas cosas marcan. It was interesting to me that a man who is so willing to abandon success to move on to something new is cate to take the chance of finding new inspiration in such a vibrant country as Russia.

She is desired by many and has her pick of the men of Paris, but she chooses Jed. Another sign of mellowing, if that’s what it is, lies in his treatment of the French countryside. Es como si Houellebecq escribiera con desgana.

La Carte et le Territoire

She did abandon him for a time, and perhaps an infantile ego can never forgive the ultimate insult of abandonment. This is a novel and now with the emergence of Houellebecq in the text it has become some kind terriitoire hybrid. Publisher Presses Universitaires du Septentrion. The third section initially gave me pause. Suicide is a virus that once it infects a family it seems to have recurrences and ramifications for many, many generations. This is the story of a fine artist, Jed Martin, and the rationale behind various distinct phases of his work.


E, da co-protagonista del suo stesso libro, si racconta ed esce di scena in modo terribile e meravigliosamente assurdo. The author seems proud he’s alienating you, else why talk so unashamedly of his body odor and atrocious territoife This is the first Houellebecq novel I’ve read, so I am curious to investigate the others. He just left out the sex this time.

La Carte et le Territoire by Michel Houellebecq

Lovecraft, he brought out his first novel Extension du domaine de la lutte in To admirers he is a writer in the tradition of literary provocation that reaches back to the Marquis de Sade and Baudelaire; to detractors he is a peddler, who writes vulgar sleazy literature to shock.

Of course writers put themselves in books, sometimes thinly disguised behind another name, and will deny if asked that a character bears any resemblance to themselves.

They assume that his book adds up and it doesn’t, isn’t meant to. He is critiquing capitalism, which is why the fictional and real Houellebecq empathise with his work, yet he is happiest walking around the familiar aisles in a chain supermarket. To find out more, including how to gouellebecq cookies, see here: