Michel Houellebecq focuses his considerable analytical skills on H. P. Lovecraft, the seminal, enigmatic horror writer, creator of the Cthulhu Mythos. A passionate explication of Lovecraft's life and work; it will give readers a new appreciation for both Lovecraft and Houellebecq. An introduction by Stephen King, which will open this up to a wider readership This book is very much in the spirit of DANSE MACABRE, King's own landmark book More than just a critical essay, this is a remarkable blending of insight, partisanship and sympathetic biography: Houellebecq's manifesto for writing. ATOMISED, PLATFORM and THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND have made Houellebecq one of the most critically acclaimed and controversial authors of the present day.
Michel Houellebecq lives in County Cork, Ireland. He is the bestselling author of ATOMISED, PLATFORM, LANZAROTE and WHATEVER. He is also a poet, essayist and rap artist.
Michel Houellebecq, author of the controversial novel Platform (2003), pays tribute to H.P. Lovecraft in his extended 1991 essay, H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life, translated from the French by Dorna Khazeni. In his introduction, Stephen King tells of an idea for a story he never wrote inspired by the Providence Gentleman. The book also reprints two Lovecraft stories, "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Whisperer in the Dark." Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.