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.

Michel Houellebecq—H.P. Lovecraft - Against The World, Against Life

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