When the author steps in and speaks directly to the reader, that is more properly considered an afterword.
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The opposite is a prologue—a piece of writing at the beginning of a work of literature or drama, usually used to open the story and capture interest. Some genres, for example television programs and video games, call the epilog an "outro" patterned on the use of "intro" for "introduction". Michel is raised by his paternal grandmother and becomes an introverted molecular biologist, who is ultimately responsible for the discoveries which lead to the elimination of sexual reproduction. Bruno's upbringing is much more tragic as described: shuffled and forgotten from one abusive boarding school to another, he eventually finds himself in a loveless marriage and teaching at a high school.
Bruno grows into a lecherous and insatiable sex addict whose dalliances with prostitutes and sex chat on Minitel do nothing to satisfy him, to the point where he finds himself on disability leave from his job and in a mental hospital after a failed attempt at seducing one of his students.
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The novel sold hundreds of thousands of copies and propelled Houellebecq into the French intellectual and literary spotlight during the summer and autumn of The vivid, almost pornographic, sexual descriptions were a frequent target of criticism, and Houellebecq himself attracted both scorn and praise for his erratic proclamations and behaviour in television interviews and the like. The author was eventually awarded the Prix Novembre in recognition of the novel. He became the last one to get this prize under this name.
It was founded under the name Prix Novembre in by Philippe Dennery. In , the founder resigned after he disapproved awarding of the prize to Michel Houellebecq's novel Atomised. He co-founded the fashion label Yves Saint Laurent, and was a longtime business partner of the eponymous designer.
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In April , Houellebecq's estranged mother, Lucie Ceccaldi, returned to France to publish The Innocent One , a rebuttal of his alleged mis-characterization of her parenting as contained in the novel. In press interviews, she promised that "if he has the misfortune of sticking my name on anything again he'll get my walking stick in his face and that'll knock his teeth out. The German film Elementarteilchen was directed by Oskar Roehler , and had reportedly been sold to distributors in 23 countries within days of its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.
He is also the creator of the Flore and Sade Awards. In addition, he is the executive director of Lui, a French adult entertainment magazine. Jean-Philippe Toussaint is a Belgian novelist, photographer and filmmaker.
His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and he has had his photographs displayed in Brussels and Japan. The aim of the prize is to reward youthful authors and is judged by a panel of journalists.
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The prize only applies to French-language literature, even though the author does not have to be French. The laureate's name is engraved on the glass. The narrative revolves around a successful artist, and involves a fictional murder of Houellebecq. It was published on 4 September by Flammarion and received the Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious French literary prize, in Dark Matter is a novel by the German writer Juli Zeh.
It tells the story of a physics professor who is told he has to kill a man in order to get his kidnapped son back, and a detective, Schilf, who steps in to solve the case. As of December , a German film adaptation directed by Claudia Lehmann was in post-production. It tells the story of how the famous author Michel Houellebecq is kidnapped and held for ransom by three men during a promotional tour in Submission is a novel by French writer Michel Houellebecq.
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The French edition of the book was published on 7 January by Flammarion, with German Unterwerfung and Italian Sottomissione translations also published in January. The book instantly became a bestseller in France, Germany and Italy. The English edition of the book, translated by Lorin Stein, was published on 10 September Serotonin is a novel by French writer Michel Houellebecq which was published in January This article is about the novel by Michel Houellebecq.
For the film based on the book, see Atomised film. Michel Houellebecq has 1 past event. Become a LibraryThing Author. Michel Houellebecq is currently considered a "single author.
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