Soumission
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Soumission

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Dans une France assez proche de la nôtre, un homme s’engage dans la carrière universitaire. Peu motivé par l’enseignement, il s’attend à une vie ennuyeuse mais calme, protégée des grands drames historiques. Cependant les forces en jeu dans le pays ont fissuré le système politique jusqu’à provoquer son effondrement. Cette implosion sans soubresauts, sans vraie révolution, se développe comme un mauvais rêve.

Le talent de l’auteur, sa force visionnaire nous entraînent sur un terrain ambigu et glissant ; son regard sur notre civilisation vieillissante fait coexister dans ce roman les intuitions poétiques, les effets comiques, une mélancolie fataliste.

Ce livre est une saisissante fable politique et morale.

Title:Soumission
Edition Language:French
ISBN:2081354802
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Soumission Reviews

  • Manny
    Feb 07, 2015

    This week, on Dystopia! Michel Houellebecq discusses the future with Robert Heinlein- Good evening, M. Houellebecq.- Bonsoir, M. Heinlein. Alors, please, tell me your vision of the future.- Sure. So W...

  • RK-ique
    Mar 18, 2015

    Wow. Great satire ... of French ... of European ... of Western values ... or lack thereof. So well done that the irony often slips by unnoticed. Who the hell are we? SoumissionSo what do you call a no...

  • ? Ibrahim ?
    Jan 09, 2015

    As a former Muslim, I see that Houellebecq is right on the money. I escaped Egypt my country in search of a land of freedom, and yet here oppression is chasing after me in the West. We love for Europe...

  • Jibran
    Oct 19, 2016

    It seems as though Houellebecq wrote the novel to stir up not debate but controversy. I'm afraid to say that charging a small segment of French population with so much power and influence is way too o...

  • Fionnuala
    Jan 26, 2016

    I set out to read this book expecting to be provoked because in my experience Houellebecq is always hell-bent on provoking somebody, and very often that 'somebody' is of the opposite sex. I wasn’t d...

  • Hadrian
    Nov 17, 2015

    This is a case of a novel of ideas with the best (or worst) possible timing. The very day it was published in French was the day of the Charlie Hebdo shootings; a few short weeks after the English tra...

  • Yves Gounin
    Jan 17, 2015

    Il est de bon ton de critiquer le dernier Houellebecq.Les fans des Particules élémentaires y voient une œuvre mineure, annonciatrice de l'inéluctable déclin du grand homme ; les contempteurs du p...

  • Ian
    Jan 07, 2015

    Sex, Religion and PoliticsIf you only read one book about sex, religion and politics this year, make sure it's this one!It packs enormous punch into (far) less than 300 pages, raising the question yet...

  • Paul Martin
    Sep 05, 2015

    Would a society based on "Moderate Islam" be such a bad thing? This seems to be the kind of book that divides critics into the two equally useless camps:1) This is islamophobic and racist garbage!2) ...

  • Kyriakos Sorokkou
    Jan 10, 2017

    Μια μακάβρια σύμπτωση καλύπτει αυτό το βιβλίο.Εκδόθηκε στις 7 Ιανουαρίου 2015 και την ίδια μέρα το σατιρικό περ...

About Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq (born Michel Thomas), born 26 February 1958 (birth certificate) or 1956 on the French island of Réunion, is a controversial and award-winning French novelist. To admirers he is a writer in the tradition of literary provocation that reaches back to the Marquis de Sade and Baudelaire; to detractors he is a peddler of sleaze and shock. Having written poetry and a biography of the h