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Whatever : a novel

Author: Michel Houellebecq; Paul Hammond
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A French novel about a fake nihilist. He is a computer engineer from Paris who at thirty is so blase he cannot be bothered to woo a woman, yet he longs for sex. The novel was a bestseller in France.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Houellebecq; Paul Hammond
ISBN: 1852425849 9781852425845
OCLC Number: 122958312
Language Note: Translation of: Extension du domaine de la lutte.
Description: 155 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Extension du domaine de la lutte.
Responsibility: Michel Houellebecq ; translated by Paul Hammond.

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A portrayal of the vanishing freedom of a world governed by science and by the empty rituals of daily life.  Read more...

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The balance between philosophy and narrative detail is perfectly judged; the book slips down easily like a bad oyster. As is the nature of such things, it is grimly comic -- Nicholas Lezard * Read more...

 
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