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La mélancolie cynique du poète houellebecquien, ce « chien blessé »

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: L’Unité de l’œuvre de Michel Houellebecq
  • Author: Fustin (Ludivine)
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  • Abstract: This article places Houellebecq in the melancholic tradition of Western art, based on a classical definition of such a state of mind. In this way his melancholy can be seen as a falsely enlightened consciousness, cynical and disenchanted, as described by Peter Sloterdijk in his Critique of Cynical Reason. Thanks to a cynical twist, however, this melancholy gives Houellebecq access to a higher fundamental truth.
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  • Pages: 41 to 53
  • Last edition: 2013
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 68
  • Subcollection: Twentieth and twenty-first century literature, n° 8

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-1422-0
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-1424-4.p.0041
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 01-08-2014
  • Language: French
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