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LIVRE : La Carte et le Territoire de Michel Houellebecq – 2010

I give you Michel Houellebecq, possibly literature’s greatest living misanthrope. So it is with surprise that I bestow 5 stars upon it.

The author seems rather taken with the real-life police advisers who helped him, so much so they are awarded a very rare Houellebecq accolade of an acknowledgement, alongside his flippant doff of the cap to Carfe.

Nb of pages p. Por otra parte, los personajes de carne y hueso me han importado un comino. Accused of spiralling into an interior world in previous books, Houellebecq responds by placing himself squarely at the centre of the novel.

There are points at which he freezes the action to riff or spout off about something in modern life that clearly grinds his gears. Cierto, muchas veces lo odio, pero no deja de ser un odio lleno de ternura. His painting series is about the dignity of white collar labour. Es como si Houellebecq escribiera con desgana. The novel tells the story of the life and art of Jed Martina fictional Terrutoire artist who becomes famous by photographing Michelin maps and painting scenes about professional activities.


La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq

To me it was cwrte subdued joyride of a book, not in that it was uplifting, but because the cagte tugged the rip cord and let it rip.

It’s how he meets the delightful Olga. It was not, it couldn’t be, the exacerbated, feverish happiness of young people, and it was no longer a question for them in the course of a weekend to get plastered or totally shit-faced ; it was already — but they were still young enough to laugh about it — the preparation for that epicurean, peaceful, refined but unsnobbish happiness that Western society houellfbecq the representatives of its middle-to-upper classes in darte age.

On one level it is about the rise of an artist who doesn’t really want to participate in the art market. He is unfazed during unproductive periods. When Jed meets Houellebecq he realizes he is not finished with the series. This is the first Houellebecq novel I’ve read, so I am curious to investigate the others.

Which I was okay with. View all 4 comments. To start with, the plot of the book is, how to say, nothing to write home about. No surprise why masterful American novelists would want to read this. The relationship between life and art is open to question – e is, between the physical description of the French novelist, his eccentricities, and his volatile temperament.

La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq – review

This is how he made his first millions. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. The way he did himself in was marvelous.

Too cold for my taste but terribly clever. I had previously read a review in the UK press and was aware of this turn. Let’s face it, this is the world we’re living in; at least we might as well laugh at the absurdity of it all. A chaque nouveau roman, Houellebecq me surprend.

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The irony strikes him that the captains of industry lr paints, are those most rich and best capable of paying the large sums for his paintings. La Carte et le territoire published by Flammarion received the Goncourt prize and the reception of this work was unanimous to praise the success of the novel witch composes sense of observation and desperate humor.

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It’s as funny as a thirteen year old movie star boasting that he’s now been off drugs hoyellebecq 90 days. The twists in the plot makes this a really fun read. A reclusive artist who, apart from a single affair with a beautiful Russian and an annual dinner with his father has little personal or intellectual life, imposes narrative limits.

Contrariwise, Olga fails to develop a family life when she returns to Russia and insects feature very prominently as sources of disgust. The drawing was complex and beautiful, absolutely clear, using only a small palette of colours. Paperbackpages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Contemplating and rendering the world is more interesting than being involved in it.

This is a novel and now with the emergence of Houellebecq in the text it has become some kind of hybrid. La femme rebelle Figures romanesques chez Goerge Meredith.