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Satisfaction et ascèse dans la prose de Michel Houellebecq

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: L’Unité de l’œuvre de Michel Houellebecq
  • Author: Verraest (Sofie)
  • Abstract: This article aims to give an overview of the spaces in Houellebecq’s fictional world which seem to be “elsewhere” since they allow for experiences precluded from ordinary reality. We will distinguish between spaces of satisfaction and spaces of asceticism, both of which seek to provide shelter from the suffering caused by desire. Borrowing a term from philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, we will refer to these compensatory spaces as “endospheres”.
  • Pages: 163 to 177
  • 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.0163
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 01-08-2014
  • Language: French
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