The Art of Struggle

Author(s): Michel Houellebecq

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Notorious as a novelist, Michel Houellebecq was first known in France as a poet. In many ways it is through poetry that he found his novelist's voice. "The Sense of the Struggle" is a collection of prose and verse pieces which investigate issues of alienation, individualism and disillusionment - themes that will be familiar to Houellebecq readers - while subtly adopting a variety of tones and styles, revealing facets of the author unknown until now in the English-speaking world. Deeply melancholic and despairing at the inhumanity of the present-day world, yet brimming with vitality and invention, these timely, poignant poems clear away the dross of hollow optimism and call for an end to the nightmare of modern existence.

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Michel Houellebecq lives in County Cork, Ireland. He is the bestselling author of the Atomised, Platform and Whatever and The Possibility of an Island. He is also a poet, essayist and rap artist.

General Fields

  • : 9781846881060
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Herla
  • : August 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Michel Houellebecq
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 841.914
  • : 120
  • : Illustrations