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Michel Houellebecq : le pathétique en lisière

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: L’Unité de l’œuvre de Michel Houellebecq
  • Author: Novak-Lechevalier (Agathe)
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  • Abstract: Although it sometimes seems banished from his novels, pathos constitutes a central theme and a crucial question in Houellebecq’s work. Through this essential ambiguity, pathos is a central tool in the novelist’s strategy : the paradoxical use he makes of it allows him to efficiently disrupt the moral value system. It also enables him to assemble a community of readers and, by means of his novels, restore the vanishing links between humans.
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  • Pages: 67 to 80
  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-1422-0
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-1424-4.p.0067
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 68
  • Subcollection: Littérature des xxe et xxie siècles, n° 8
  • Parution date: 01-08-2014
  • Last edition: 2013
  • Language: French

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