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Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Douglas Morrey


Michel Houellebecq is perhaps the single most successful and controversial of all contemporary novelists writing in French. Houellebecq has become a global publishing phenomenon: since the success of Les Particules élémentaires (1998), 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 narrativ ... More

Keywords: Michel Houellebecq, Posthumanism, Contemporary French literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318610
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Morrey, author