ANTI-MATTER MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ AND DEPRESSIVE REALISM PDF

An interrogation of art’s ability to face unpleasant truths. Michel Houellebecq, author of five novels including Atomised and Platform, has become possibly the world’s most famous literary pessimist. His work declares. Ben Jeffery’s Anti-Matter is the kind of intelligent, sophisticated response to provocative work that affirms criticism’s value as art in itself.

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Anti-Matter: Michel Houellebecq and Depressive Realism by Ben Jeffery

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! An interrogation of art’s ability to face unpleasant truths. The Dialectic of Sex. On the Human Anti-marter. Michel Houellebecq and Depressive Realism is literary criticism at its best.

Beginning with Houellebecq’s novels, this book explores the concept of ‘Depressive Realism’ in literature and philosophy – the proposition that the facts of life are bleak and unkind.

Language for Those Who Have Nothing. Please login to post. Despite his own doubts, he successfully uses Houellebecq as a vehicle for meditating on significant questions about art and philosophy. A bit ranty for an essay too, but this makes it entertaining. His legendary sincerity intertwines with analysis of Depressive Realism to impressive effect. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Anti-Matter: Michel Houellebecq and Depressive Realism

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Hopefully Jeffery keeps writing along these lines. Or does he take all those quotations from here or a specialised collection? But then again, isn’t is basically superfluous to ask for a good reason for art to exist? In The Anyi-matter of the Senses. In posing important questions about literature, doubt, and pessimism through an author he recognizes as fatally limited, Jeffery offers a vision of how criticism can detach from the literature that inspired it and become a thoughtful, necessary genre in its own right.

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Portions skimmed, when he drifted too far off topic.

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