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Old 13.07.2015, 13:11
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Re: Soumission (Submission) - Controversial new French novel

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And he's quite happy to go along with that.
First, let me say that Houellebecq is not happy about anything but book selling numbers.
Secondly, the book is an ambiguous fantasy but nevertheless fantasy in the same style as the scientific genetics fantasy in La possibilité d'une île. He is not fighting for anything.
Finally, it is clearly inspired by the theory of the great replacement, which makes it a book to read with careful critical mind, but it dorsn't mean that he advocates it. He explores it to the full in literary form in order to see where it leads, even if that might be absurdity.

His a book about a thought experiment. Not about taking side. The only side he ever took was to declare the sexual revolution and liberation for failed. Anything else is a literary creation as a tool to put a reasoning on trial.

He ends up very pessimistic and fatalistic about our common future, but he does not fight for what is comming. Huge difference.
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