[ BOOKS ] ✯ The Map and the Territory Author Michel Houellebecq – Thegreatwallonline.us

The Map and the Territory The Map And The Territory PDF Epub Author Michel Houellebecq Airdomains.co.uk Having Made His Name With An Exhibition Of Photographs Of Michelin Roadmaps Beautiful Works That Won Praise From Every Corner Of The Art World Jed Martin Is Now Emerging From A Ten Year Hiatus And He Has Had Some Good News It Has Nothing To Do With His Broken Boiler, The Approach Of Another Lamentably Awkward Annual Christmas Dinner With His Father Or The Memory Of His Doomed Love Affair With The Beautiful Olga It Is That, For His New Exhibition, He Has Secured The Involvement Of None Other Than The French Novelist Michel Houellebecq The Great Writer Has Agreed To Write The Text For The Exhibition Guide, For Which He Will Be Paid Handsomely And Also Have His Portrait Painted By Jed.The Exhibition Professions , A Series Of Portraits Of Ordinary And Extraordinary People At Work Brings Jed New Levels Of Global Fame Yet His Boiler Is Still Broken, His Ailing Father Flirts With Oblivion And, Worse Still, He Is Contacted By One Inspector Jasselin, Who Requests His Assistance In Solving An Unspeakable, Atrocious And Gruesome Crime.Art, Money, Fathers, Sons, Death, Love And The Transformation Of France Into A Tourist Paradise Come Together To Create A Daringly Playful And Original Twist On The Contemporary Novel From A Modern Master Of The Form.

[ BOOKS ] ✯ The Map and the Territory  Author Michel Houellebecq – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 269 pages
  • The Map and the Territory
  • Michel Houellebecq
  • English
  • 11 January 2018
  • 0307701557

10 thoughts on “The Map and the Territory


  1. says:

    I ve known several guys in my life who wanted to become artists, and were supported by their parents not one of them managed to break through It s curious, you might think that the need to express yourself, to leave a trace in the world, is a powerful force, yet in general that s not enough What works best, what pushes people most violently to surpass themselves, is still the pure and simple need for money Jeff Koons has made himself an objet d art.Whenever Jed Martin calls his agen...


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    WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE DAVID CRONENBERG MOVIE MAPS TO THE STARSThis is an acidly cynical black comedy, and it s pretty funny, but that really doesn t tell you much about what it s like I can see that many of the other reviewers are stuck too Some of them have tried to explain by telling you about the plot, but since there are several rather excellent twists it doesn t seem right to reveal any of them Luckily, we saw Maps to the Stars last night at the Gr tli s Cr WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE DAVID CRONENBERG MOVIE MAPS TO THE STARSThis is an acid...


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    Just finished the last thirty wonderfully flowing and surprising pages that end with the total domination of vegetation and then went back to the first lines namedropping Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst and said aloud Ha, what a great book I love how clearly he writes, with such unexpected analysis insight, exaggerated generalizations asserted as truth although toned down in this one not as much potentially politically incorrect stuff in general, and certainly not as much sex as the last two Just finished the last thirty wonderfully flowing and surprising pages that end with the total domination of vegetation and then went back to the first lines namedropping Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst and said aloud Ha, what a great book I love how clearly he writes, with such unexpected analysis insight, exaggerated generalizations asserted as truth although toned down in this one not as much potentially politically incorrect stuff in general, and certainly not as much sex as the last two I purposefully read nothing about this one and only knew it had been called an art world thriller which is half right It s not a thriller and it s not so much about the art world as it is abo...


  5. says:

    Finally a map of Houellebecq territory.When I read Plateforme some years ago, I dismissed Houellebecq as being overrated, and a complete misogynist, but I ve changed my mind after reading La Carte et le Territoire There are some very original plot details, interesting takes on photography and contemporary art, a bit of a meander on architecture, and plenty of information on cartography for those of us who loves maps But the most amazing thing is that in spite of a main character who is very Finally a map of Houellebecq territory.When I read Plateforme some years ago, I dismissed Houellebecq as being overrated, and a complete misogynist, but I ve changed my mind after reading La Carte et le Territoire There are some very original plot details, interesting takes on photography and contemporary art, a bit of a meander on architecture, and plenty of...


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    His best novel The themes are basically the same, but Michel Houellebecq tells the tale again with great energy and in a large tongue in cheek manner On one level it is about the rise of an artist who doesn t really want to participate in the art market He has nothing against it, but his character is not one where he follows the market place Yet he s extremely successful in what he does The other textual parts are Houellebecq s fascination...


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    OK, if I have to be completely blunt, Michel Houellebecq must be the most overrated contemporary author since Amelie Nothomb The Map and the Territory has received so much publicity in the last year or two, and I ve come across the title in news and write ups so many times, not to mention enthusiastic comments I ve overheard during social occasions, that it seemed like I am missing out on something big out there Not only did the book seem to be in the cultural news every other day or something OK, if I have to be completely blunt, Michel Houellebecq must be the most overrated contemporary author since Amelie Nothomb The Map and the Territory has received so much publicity in the last year or two, and I ve come across the title in news and write ups so many times, not to mention enthusiastic comments I ve overheard during social occasions, that it seemed like I am missing out on something big out there Not only did the book seem to be in the cultu...


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    It was public knowledge that Houellebecq was a loner with strong misanthropic tendencies it was rare for him even to say a word to his dog.Martin Amis did it before, in Money, when he introduced himself, Martin Amis , as a character in the book Houellebecq replays the conceit here, with a similar pretension and expanded role for himself In the spirit...


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    Frankly I read this because my 16 year old did, and considering the negative buzz surrounding Houellebecq I was wondering if she was polluting her beautiful young mind with misogynist pornography I didn t expect to like it So it is with surprise that I bestow 5 stars upon it A wonderful book rich, true and wickedly funny Now that I ve looked into Houellebecq a bitI see this was maybe an odd place to start his other,misanthropic, sexually charged books are what got him all the Frankly I read this because my 16 year old did, and considering the negative buzz surrounding Houellebecq I was wondering if she was polluting her beautiful young mind with misogynist pornography I didn t expect to like it So it is with surprise that I bestow 5 stars upon it A wonderful book rich, true and wickedly funny Now that I ve looked into Houellebecq a bitI see this was maybe an odd place to start his other,misanthropic, sexually charged books are what got him all the attention But I don t care This was a very satisfying read on many levels, from the narrative style to the prose, from the originality to the humor and insight The main character is a painter named Jed Martin who is first launched to fame by a series he does using Michelin maps On a trip with his father, they stop at a rest stop, where he buys a map It was then, unfolding the map, while standing by the cellophane wrapped sandwiches, that he had his second great aesthetic revelation This map was sublime Overcome, he began to tremble ...


  10. says:

    I read The Map and the Territory because Jeffrey Eugenides admitted he was reading in in a NYT interview.No surprise why masterful American novelists would want to read this The author, Michel Houellebecq, is unabashedly and unashamedly literary and intellectual No doubt there s a certain penis envy in admiring a Gallic author who can be so brazen as to simply drop trou and masturbate with his mind for us all to watch Those of us on this side of the pond who fret about novels and commercial I read The Map and the Territory because Jeffrey Eugenides admitted he was reading in in a NYT interview.No surprise why masterful American novelists would want to read this The author, Michel Houellebecq, is unabashedly and unashamedly literary and intellectual No doubt there s a certain penis envy in admiring a Gallic author who can be so brazen as to simply drop trou and masturbate with his mind for us all to watch Those of us on this side of the pond who fret about novels and co...

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