: H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life (): Michel Houellebecq, H. P. Lovecraft, Dorna Khazeni, Stephen King: Books. In this prescient work, Michel Houellebecq focuses his considerable analytical skills on H. P. Lovecraft, the seminal, enigmatic horror writer of the early 20th. In this book, Houellebecq rhapsodizes over Lovecraft’s grandiloquent excesses, his scientific precision in describing his horrors’ architecture.

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Open Preview See a Problem? He also praises what he sees as Lovecraft’s rejection of democracy and houelebecq. There is something not really literary about Lovecraft’s work. That is what will finally prevail.

The little railway set whose cars were made of packing-cases, the coach house where he had set up his puppet theatre. Other creatures, other races, other concepts and other minds. Thankfully, he did continue, and his greatest stories were written subsequent to this letter. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Paperbackpages. Here, obviously, each word counts; these have all been published in French and we cannot expect their number to ever increase.

He’s smart, snappy and has an attitude about the size of the sunken city of Rl’yeh. Me siento intimidada si me leen. Stephen King Goodreads Author Introduction. To clearly understand what is at play, one would have had to personally experience the sense of frustration that invaded England with the death of Sherlock Holmes.

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But the fact that one of my favorite writers – Houellebecq was a huge fan of Lovecraft, revived my interest in him. This summarizes Lovecraft’s attitude fairly accurately. There are no hard-boiled characters in Lovecraft’s novels.


This is the human subtext of Houelpebecq pessimistic cosmology, where sanity and civilisation are doomed to be overwhelmed by unnamable malignities. Stephen King’s introduction is also quite the tribute to Houellebscq. And he succeeds in ways I never thought possible. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

At the age when his old classmates were hurriedly turning their backs on childhood and diving into life as into some marvellous, uncensored adventure, he cloistered himself at home, speaking only to his mother, refusing to get up all day, wandering about in a dressing gown all night. But jouellebecq 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 that characterises Houellebecq’s new novel.

Pero mi yo no se detiene en ese punto.

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Also noted is Houellebecq’s exegesis of Lovecraft’s racial preoccupationswhich he traces to a month period during which Lovecraft lived in the comparatively racially mixed New York City of the s, [3] where, Houellebecq says, Lovecraft learned to take “racism back to its essential and most profound core: La gente siempre houellebexq He did not present himself as either a master or a model.

I won’t go into all the contents of Houellebecq’s essay. Nov 11, Henrik rated it really liked it Shelves: Even rock music, usually so distrustful lovwcraft all things literary, has made a point of paying homage to him – a homage, one might say, paid by one great power to another, by one mythology to another. Presented thus, things appear almost simple.

The value of a human being today is measured houellevecq terms of his economic efficiency and his erotic potential–that is to say, in terms of lovrcraft two things that Lovecraft most despised. I think what Houellebecq means is that Lovecraft’s was the racism of a civilized man that would never lead to violence or discrimination. Por ejemplo, estoy durmiendo en mi camita abrazando mi almohada.


And given the values that govern the adult world, how can you argue with him? For Americans who don’t know — there’s this French gouellebecq named Michel Houellebecq who a lot of Europeans are super pissed at. View all 4 comments. And now, at a time when I’ve determined there are questions which shall forever remain unanswerable, Lovecraft’s work resonates just as soundly as it did then, for “Kadath in the cold waste hath known Them, and what man loveccraft Kadath?

Now, here is Howard Phillips Lovecraft Ruthless Time had set its fell claw upon me, and I was But, it is quite possible, given the free interplay of cosmic forces, that Great Cthulhu possesses abilities and powers to act that far exceed ours. And never, never a professional writer. With childhood disappearing further and further behind me, I found a deep fascination with the horrid, unnameable monsters populating lkvecraft bizarre Providence gentleman’s tales.

H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life by Michel Houellebecq

Refresh and try again. From his journeys to the penumbral worlds of the unutterable, Lovecraft did not return to bring us good hourllebecq. In an age that exalts originality as a supreme value in the arts, this phenomenon is surely cause for surprise. Good, evil, morality, sentiments?

Puede que mi vida sea tranquila, una vida normal.