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Germany’s (French) lit bad boy: Michel Houellebecq

Why is French author Michel Houellebecq so beloved in Germany?

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Still dividing the critics: Houellebecq’s “Serotonin”

After instantly becoming (another) best-seller in his native France upon release in January, novelist Michel Houellebecq's "Serotonin" […]

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A possibility missed: Houellebecq’s “The Possibility of an Island”

Robert Borgmann’s Berliner Ensemble adaptation of bad-boy French novelist Michel Houellebecq's 2005 best-seller leaves you feeling like […]

Stage

To go or not to go: Whatever

A weird, surreal but at times almost too farcical adaptation of Houellebecq’s polarising debut novel about a depressed computer […]

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OUT NOW! Our FEBRUARY issue!

From hookup apps to polyamory, from impossible and extramarital romance to the psychology of love, we explore […]

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