Michel Houellebecq Quotes
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Michel Houellebecq is a French author, filmmaker, and poet.
His first book was a biographical essay on the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi has criticised Houellebecq's stance on Lovecraft in this book. . An essay by Todd Spaulding makes the case for why Houellebecq portrayed Lovecraft as an 'obsolete reactionary' whose work was based largely on 'racial hatred.' .
Houellebecq published his first novel, Whatever, in 1994. His next novel, Atomised, published in 1998, brought him international fame as well as controversy. Platform followed in 2001. He published several books of poems, including The Art of Struggle in 1996. After a publicity tour for Platform led to his being taken to court for inciting racial hatred, he moved to Ireland for several years. He currently resides in France, where he has been described as "France’s biggest literary export and, some say, greatest living writer." In 2010 he published La Carte et le Territoire which won the prestigious Prix Goncourt; and, in 2015, Submission.