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La Carte et le Territoire ou la mort comme délivrance

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Alkemie Revue semestrielle de littérature et philosophie
    2016 – 2, n° 18
    . La mort
  • Author: Viennot (Gilles)
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  • Abstract: According to Michel Houellebecq, our world has fallen into nonsense. The all-out competition, consumerism (placing manufactured objects at the heart of our values), and narcissism have degraded the human existence and destroyed our soul. In the morbid configuration of The Map and the Territory, absurdity, and a death wish, Houellebecq accredits more than ever the thesis of Oswald Spengler on the inevitable Decline of the West. Houellebecq’s novels provide a dynamic analysis of the devitalization.
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  • Pages: 217 to 231
  • Last edition: 2016
  • Journal: Alkemie, n° 18

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-06635-4
  • ISSN: 1843-9012
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-06636-1.p.0217
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 12-14-2016
  • Periodicity: Biannual
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: Decline of the West, devitalization, simulacrum, sadism, consumerism
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