HOUELLEBECQ LANZAROTE PDF

Many will guiltily enjoy the dismissive, politically incorrect prejudices as narratorial hostility or disdain washes in turn over Belgium, Luxembourg, Norwegians, English tourists, four-wheel-drives, anti-smokers, priests, American imperialists, Muslims, the 20th century… … The unnamed narrator is evidently a run-through for the one called Michel in Platform, and Lanzarote is indeed an earlier, sketchier composition than that terrifyingly far-reaching vision of the free world of globalisation, mass sex-tourism and fundamentalist terrorism it chillingly anticipated the Bali bombing. The Guardian. He is a man who is deeply suspicious of most claims to higher intelligence, preferring to be lead-footed than to embrace the intellectual weightlessness of his countrymen. Since the revolution, the French have dreamed of constructing a society of happy and liberated citizens, purely by exercising a superior rationality.

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Many will guiltily enjoy the dismissive, politically incorrect prejudices as narratorial hostility or disdain washes in turn over Belgium, Luxembourg, Norwegians, English tourists, four-wheel-drives, anti-smokers, priests, American imperialists, Muslims, the 20th century… … The unnamed narrator is evidently a run-through for the one called Michel in Platform, and Lanzarote is indeed an earlier, sketchier composition than that terrifyingly far-reaching vision of the free world of globalisation, mass sex-tourism and fundamentalist terrorism it chillingly anticipated the Bali bombing.

The Guardian. He is a man who is deeply suspicious of most claims to higher intelligence, preferring to be lead-footed than to embrace the intellectual weightlessness of his countrymen. Since the revolution, the French have dreamed of constructing a society of happy and liberated citizens, purely by exercising a superior rationality. Houellebecq counters airy intellectualism with a mordant common sense. He opposes the wilder forms of permissiveness with his own honest, self-deprecating libertarianism.

In short, he offers nothing very different to, say, the late Auberon Waugh. True, Waugh championed the rights of the drinker and the smoker against political orthodoxy, while Houellebecq is more interested in the chronic masturbator and sexual obsessive. Yet there is a common philosophical ground here. I swear…. Houellebecq is respected in France but not loved. Perhaps this uneasy relationship with his compatriots fuels the bitter dystopian tendency in his work — a tendency that can easily be taken for misanthropy.

In Britain, writers of the Auberon Waugh school never quite descend into bitterness: perhaps because they are buoyed by the affection of their countrymen. Houellebecq is more extreme because he is further out on a limb, and further along the road of self-hatred and despair. I'm an Irish literary translator from French and Spanish, occasional writer, editor and reluctant digital factotum. I swear… Houellebecq is respected in France but not loved.

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Dust to dust

Hedonism, extra-terrestrials and an exiled police inspector collide in this novel from the internationally bestselling author of Atomised and Submission. Realising that his New Year is probably going to be a disaster, as usual, our narrator, on impulse, walks into a travel agency to book a week in the sun. Sensitive to his limited means and dislike of Muslim countries, the travel agent suggests an island full of 21st century hedonism, set in a bizarre lunar landscape - Lanzarote. On Lanzarote, one can meet some fascinating human specimens, notably Pam and Barbara - 'non-exclusive' German lesbians - who can give rise to some interesting combinations. Will they succeed in seducing Rudi, the police inspector from Luxembourg, currently living in exile in Brussels? Or will he join the 'Azraelian' sect, as they prepare for humanity to be regenerated by extra-terrestrials?

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