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Titel: H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against ...
Verlag: McSweeney's, Believer Books
Einband: Soft cover
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In this prescient work, Michel Houellebecq focuses his considerable analytical skills on H. P. Lovecraft, the seminal, enigmatic horror writer of the early 20th century. Houellebecq's insights into the craft of writing illuminate both Lovecraft and Houellebecq's own work. The two are kindred spirits, sharing a uniquely dark worldview. But even as he outlines Lovecraft's rejection of this loathsome world, it is Houellebecq's adulation for the author that drives this work and makes it a love song, infusing the writing with an energy and passion not seen in Houellebecq's novels to date. This book is indispensable reading for anyone interested in Lovecraft, Houellebecq, or the past and future of horror. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1932416188
Inhaltsangabe: In this prescient work, Michel Houellebecq focuses his considerable analytical skills on H. P. Lovecraft, the seminal, enigmatic horror writer of the early 20th century. Houellebecq?s insights into the craft of writing illuminate both Lovecraft and Houellebecq?s own work. The two are kindred spirits, sharing a uniquely dark worldview. But even as he outlines Lovecraft?s rejection of this loathsome world, it is Houellebecq?s adulation for the author that drives this work and makes it a love song, infusing the writing with an energy and passion not seen in Houellebecq?s novels to date.
Über den Autor: Michel Houellebecq (pronounced «Wellbeck») was born on February 26, 1958, on the French island of Reunion. In 1985, he met Michel Bulteau, the editor of the Nouvelle Revue de Paris, who suggested that he write a book for the «Infrequentables» series, which had been launched by Bulteau at the prestigious publishing house Le Rocher. This led to the publication, in 1991, of H. P. Lovecraft, Against the world, against life. That same year saw the publication of Rester vivant, méthode («To Stay Alive: A method»), by Difference. In 1992, his first collection of poems, La poursuite du bonheur («The Pursuit of Happiness») was . Maurice Nadeau published Extension du domaine de la lutte («Whatever»), Houellebecq’s first novel.
Houellebecq went on to contribute to many literary reviews in France. Since 1996, Houellebecq’s work has been published by Flammarion, where Raphael Sorin is his editor.
In 1998 Interventions, a collection of chronicles and critical texts, and Les Particules élémentaires («Atomised»), his second novel, were published simultaneously. The latter has since been translated into over 25 languages. In 1999, he collaborated on the screen adaptation of Extension du domaine de la lutte («Whatever»), with Philippe Harel, who directed the film. He also published a new collection of poems, Renaissance. A book of photographs and text about Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, was published in 2000 the same year Houellebecq’s first album, Presence humaine was released. On it he sings a number of his poems to the music of Bertrand Burgalat.
Currently he lives in Ireland, near Cork. His forthcoming novel La Tentation d’une île will be published in France by Fayard in August 2005.
1992 Tristan Tzara Award for La poursuite du bonheur Prix Flore awarded for 1996 Le sens du combat. 1998 Grand Prix national des Lettres Jeunes Talents for the entirety of his literary output. 1999 Prix Novembre, Elementary Particles, 2002 Dublin’s Impac Award, The Elementary Particles – First time a French author receives this award. 2004 Schopenhauer Award March, Spain
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