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H.P. LOVECRAFT AGAINST THE WORLD, AGAINST LIFE

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H.P. LOVECRAFT AGAINST THE WORLD, AGAINST LIFE

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Recommended. By Michel Houllebecq. Introduction by Stephen King. Part biographical sketch, part pronouncement on existence and literature, the best-selling French novelist Michel Houellebecq's essay was published in France in 1991 and is the first non-fiction work by France's most famous contemporary author. He praises his American alter ego’s style, which couldn't be less like his own. Plus a fascinating  13-page (!) foreword by Lovecraft admirer Stephen King. This eloquently translated edition is an insightful introduction to both Lovecraft’s dark mythology and Houellebecq’s deadpan prose.

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Part biographical sketch, part pronouncement on existence and literature, the best-selling French novelist Michel Houellebecq's essay was published in France in 1991 and is the first non-fiction work by France's most famous contemporary author. He praises his American alter ego’s style, which couldn't be less like his own. Plus a fascinating  13-page (!) foreword by Lovecraft admirer Stephen King. This eloquently translated edition is an insightful introduction to both Lovecraft’s dark mythology and Houellebecq’s deadpan prose.

Here's King from his introduction: "...a remarkable blending of critical insight, fierce partisanship and sympathetic biography--a kind of scholarly love letter...Does this long-dead, pulp-magazine Johnson deserve such a Boswell? Houellebecq argues that H.P. Lovecraft does, that he matters a great deal even in the twenty-first century."

"As it happens, I think he could not be more right."

From a long, major Wikipedia entry:

Michel Houellebecq (French: born 1956 or 1958) is a French author, known for his novels, poems and essays, as well as an occasional actor, filmmaker and singer.

His first book was a biographical essay on the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Houellebecq published his first novel, Whatever, in 1994. His next novel, Atomised, published in 1998, brought him international fame as well as controversy. Platform followed in 2001. He published several books of poetry, including The Art of Struggle in 1996.

He has been described as "France’s biggest literary export and, some say, greatest living writer." In 2010, he published The Map and the Territory, which won the prestigious Prix Goncourt. Then, in 2015, came Submission, which...sparked controversy for its depiction of Islam. In 2019 he published Serotonin.

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Item Code HPLAH
Publisher Cernunnos
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9782374950846
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 160pgt
Color Text Only
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