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Unreconciled

By Michel Houellebecq & Gavin Bowd
Unreconciled by Michel Houellebecq & Gavin Bowd digital book - Fable

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Selected poems from the critically acclaimed author of Submission and The Elementary Particles

A shimmering selection of poems chosen from four collections of one of France’s most exciting authors, Unreconciled shines a fresh light on Michel Houellebecq and reveals the radical singularity of his work. Drawing on themes that are similar to the ones in his novels, these poems are a journey into the depths of individual experience and universal passions.

Divided into five parts, Unreconciled forms a narrative of love, hopelessness, catastrophe, dedication, and—ultimately—redemption. In a world of supermarkets and public transportation, indifferent landscapes and lonely nights, Houellebecq manages to find traces of divine grace even as he exposes our inexorable decline into chaos.

Told through forms and rhythms that are both ancient and new, with language steeped in the everyday, Unreconciled stands in the tradition of Baudelaire while making a bold new claim on contemporary verse. It reveals that in addition to his work as an incisive novelist, Houellebecq is one of our most perceptive poets with a vision of our era that brims with tensions that cannot—and will not—be reconciled.

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About Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq is a French novelist, poet, and literary critic. His novels include the international bestseller Submission, The Elementary Particles, and The Map and the Territory, which won the 2010 Prix Goncourt. He lives in France.

Gavin Bowd is a writer and translator who has worked with Houellebecq on a number of books. He is a senior lecturer and head of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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