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The Sense of the Struggle

A collection of poems by

Notorious as a novelist, Michel Houellebecq was first known in France as a poet. In many ways it is through poetry that he found his novelist's voice. "The Sense of the Struggle" is a collection of prose and verse pieces which investigate issues of alienation, individualism and disillusionment - themes that will be familiar to Houellebecq readers - while subtly adopting a variety of tones and styles, revealing facets of the author unknown until now in the English-speaking world. Deeply melancholic and despairing at the inhumanity of the present-day world, yet brimming with vitality and invention, these timely, poignant poems clear away the dross of hollow optimism and call for an end to the nightmare of modern existence.

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September 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: The Art of Struggle
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
ISBN: 1-84688-106-4 / 978-1-84688-106-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Herla
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