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

Most compelling were Jeffery’s dissection of modern materialist malaise, the cynicism very much in realis at present, and of art’s role in a world of exploding Nihilism. An interrogation of art’s ability to face unpleasant truths.

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Anti-Matter: Michel Houellebecq and Depressive Realism

And this is in large part what makes Anti-Matter feel vital: What you won’t have got in the televised debates, party manifestos, campaign trail propaganda and media coverage, portaining to Cameron the cipher and the social forces he represents. Goodreads is the world’s largest site angi-matter readers with over 50 million reviews. Sharp and short on Houellebecq, DFW et alart, criticism, existance and the futility of life.

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Ben Jeffery whom I’d never heard of, but I guess he’s as obsessed with Houellebecq as I am says there’s a disparity between what Houellebecq writes, and that he writes, and that Deppressive is fully aware of this. Paul Sexton rated it really liked it Feb 27, Or, get it for Kobo Depressivs Points! A bit ranty for an essay too, but this makes it entertaining. Despite his own doubts, he successfully uses Houellebecq as a vehicle for meditating on significant questions about art and philosophy.

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

I look forward to seeing more of your reviews. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Changemakers Books – Transformation. Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategies. His work declares that life is painful and disappointing, death is terrifying, and the human condition is a nasty sort of joke. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

Description Michel Houellebecq, author of five novels including Atomised and Platform, has become possibly the world’s most famous literary pessimist.

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Angi-matter to Read saving…. For instance, on page 77, Jeffery quotes a paragraph from Pascal, which I am sure I have also read before in Houellebecq’s book with BHL or in an article about his work. Ranging over work by David Foster Wallace, Susan Sontag, Fredric Jameson and Margaret Atwood, Anti-Matter surveys the case for pessimism, asks how a mass culture rooted in sentimentality and trivialisation manages to produce so much cynicism and apathy, and hunts for the space that remains for serious, life-affirming art.

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