H. P. Lovecraft (Paperback)

Against the World, Against Life

By Michel Houellebecq, Stephen King (Introduction by)

McSweeney's, 9781932416183, 247pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2005

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In this prescient work, Michel Houellebecq focuses his considerable analytical skills on H. P. Lovecraft, the seminal, enigmatic horror writer of the early 20th century. Houellebecq's insights into the craft of writing illuminate both Lovecraft and Houellebecq's own work. The two are kindred spirits, sharing a uniquely dark worldview. But even as he outlines Lovecraft's rejection of this loathsome world, it is Houellebecq's adulation for the author that drives this work and makes it a love song, infusing the writing with an energy and passion not seen in Houellebecq's novels to date.