LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life

by Michel Houellebecq

H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life Synopsis

From the notorious, bestselling author of ATOMISED: a scholarly love letter on the hugely influential and reclusive literary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft 'Those who love life do not read. Nor do they go to the movies, actually. No matter what might be said, access to the artistic universe is more or less entirely the preserve of those who are a little fed up with the world.' In this prescient work, now with an introduction by Stephen King, Michel Houellebecq, the controversial and bestselling author of ATOMISED, focuses his considerable analytical skills on H.P. Lovecraft - one of the seminal horror writers of the early 20th century. Houellebecq's insights into the craft of writing illuminate both Lovecraft and Houellebecq's own work. The two are kindred spirits, sharing a uniquely dark worldview. But even as he outlines Lovecraft's rejection of this loathsome world, it is Houellebecq's adulation for the author that drives this work and makes it a love song, infusing the writing with an energy and passion that characterises Houellebecq's new novel. This is indispensable reading for anyone interested in Lovecraft, Houellebecq, or the past and future of horror.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780575084018
Publication date: 6th November 2008
Author: Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Literary studies: from c 1900 -,

About Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq lives in County Cork, Ireland. He is the bestselling author of ATOMISED, PLATFORM, LANZAROTE and WHATEVER. He is also a poet, essayist and rap artist.

More About Michel Houellebecq

More Books By Michel Houellebecq

Cover for Submission by Michel Houellebecq
Cover for Submission by Michel Houellebecq
Cover for The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
View All Books By Michel Houellebecq

Share this book