: H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life (): Michel Houellebecq, H. P. Lovecraft, Dorna Khazeni, Stephen King: Books. In this prescient work, Michel Houellebecq focuses his considerable analytical skills on H. P. Lovecraft, the seminal, enigmatic horror writer of the early 20th. In this book, Houellebecq rhapsodizes over Lovecraft’s grandiloquent excesses, his scientific precision in describing his horrors’ architecture.

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Of course, he liked the idea of becoming a writer. Schopenhauer — Lovecraft — Houellebecq. We generally know where we stand in relation to reality and don’t care to know any more. In this prescient work, Michel Houellebecq focuses his considerable analytical skills on H.

Of course, life has no meaning. I finished this book while on holiday in Coorg. It is useless, therefore, to write new, realistic novels. The fundamental character that brings them together, the so-called religious character, is otherwise difficult to define and to broach directly. Other readers have rated Lovecraft more generously, among them Borges, Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates, but he’s never had a champion like Michel Houellebecq, himself one of the most vital contemporary novelists.

Lovecraft me ha hecho pensar. Retrieved from ” https: The skies will be glacial and empty, traversed by the feeble light of half-dead stars.

Nor do they go to the movies, actually. In some cases the truth may hluellebecq suicidal or nearly suicidal depression. Quelli avevano il solo scopo di essere terrificanti.

Necesito limitarme a vivir mi vida, y no imaginar otras realidades. Although Houellebecq’s own fiction ostensibly bears no resemblance to that Lovecraft, this essay combines s Astonishingly astute, insightful and empathetic look into the mind and heart of a profoundly troubled and unique man.

I confess to finding his work curiously profound, finding in the great Cthonic deities and the cosmic scope of evil some basic truth about reality.


Pero creo que ya lo he lovwcraft demasiado. Against the World, Against Life” is an excellent albeit brief analysis and survey of Lovecraft’s life and its central influence on his work. Nor do they go to the movies, actually. My chief surprise in this exploration was the effectiveness of the Introduction by Stephen King, equally erudite and folksy — just as we’d expect him. The little railway set whose cars were made of packing-cases, the coach house where he had set up his puppet theatre.

Pues creo que no. Aug 01, Matthew W rated it it was amazing. In fact, what characterises his work compared to a “normal” work of literature, is that his disciples feel they can, at least theoretically, through the judicious use of the same ingredients as those indicated by the master, obtain results of an equal or higher quality. Full review can be found at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.

In some editions the book also includes [ citation needed ] two of Lovecraft’s best known short stories: Then comes this passage that concludes the letter: He found fleeting happiness and likewise a multiculturalism which sickened him.

At times, when in an exceptionally good mood, he would speak of the enchanted circle of religious belief, but it was a circle from which he felt banished, anyway. Reading a book by one of your houellebdcq favorite authors about your all-time favorite author is possibly one of the best literary experiences I can imagine.

Ruthless Time had set its fell claw upon me, and I was Another small difference that might be noted – minimal to literary houelpebecq, tragic to the individual – is that Conan Doyle had ample occasion to realise that he was creating an essential mythology. It was houellenecq easy. I was introduced to Lovecraft’s work at the age of I will cite them here for the pleasure of it alone, along with the date of their composition:.


For him, Lovecraft is among the 20th century’s most important writers. I will cite them here for the pleasure of it alone, along with the date of their composition: It is useless, therefore, to write new realistic novels.

One might find the cultlike atmosphere surrounding his character, his actions and movements, and even his most insignificant pieces of writing, somewhat exaggerated or even morbid.

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With childhood disappearing further and further behind me, I found a deep fascination with the horrid, unnameable monsters populating the bizarre Providence gentleman’s tales. Niinimetatud Kultuurivedur pole praktiliselt kogu iseseisvusaja enda vagunitesse ulmekirjandust lubanud. Some will find this book to be offensive, but few will have enough ammo to argue against Houellebecq uncompromising houellebceq and lucid insights.

Yo, por lo menos, no puedo hacerlo.

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They are both, in their ways, against the world, against life; even if Houellebecq has managed to succeed more at life, happy as he is to remain realist, and indulge in the two central issues of our times that Lovecraft houellebeccq Not that he considered them as such.

Among these entities some are probably far superior to us in intelligence and in knowledge. This summarizes Lovecraft’s attitude fairly accurately. There is nothing tranquil or discreet in his literature. Gradually, he re-established contact with the human race. This, Lovecraft warned, would be the true picture of our future relationship to those other intelligent beings.