The Map and the Territory

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Vintage | Jan 03, 2012 | 288 Pages | ISBN 9780307957450

  • Paperback$16.00

    Vintage | Nov 13, 2012 | 288 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307946539

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Jan 03, 2012 | 288 Pages | ISBN 9780307957450

Praise

Praise for The Map and the Territory:
 
Winner of the 2010 Prix Goncourt
 
“A serious reflection on art, death, and contemporary society, The Map and the Territory is a tour de force.”—The Los Angeles Review of Books 
  
“Powerful. . . . [A] singular novel. . . .  Archly sarcastic, cheerily pedantic, willfully brutal.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“An ingenious and engaging composite of künstlerroman and police procedural; a novel of ideas; and an authorial self-reflection.” –The Boston Globe
 
“All novelists everywhere have benefited from [Houellebecq’s] audacity. . . . his temerity has recharged the form and reminded people what the novel can do.” –The Sunday Times
 
“Funny, astonishing and authoritative. . . . This is the brilliant and controversial French writer’s most intellectually ambitious book..” —The Guardian

“Beautifully, accurately translated . . . . If ever there was a novelist for our globally dysfunctional times it’s Michel Houellebecq. . . . Long cast aside as the bad boy of books, [his] latest novel has seen him brought in from the cold, and embraced by the literary establishment for what he’s always been – not much short of a genius.” —The Mirror 

“One of the most important facts about Michel Houellebecq . . . is that he is a first-rate prose stylist. . . . Teasing and entertaining. . . . A page turner.” —Literary Review

“Houellebecq’s bewitching journey on the river of art to the cave of death and decay is a tale of eviscerating insight, caustic humor, troubling beauty, and haunting provocation.” –Booklist
 
“[Houellebecq is] a trenchant, sharp-tongued social commentator.”—Bookforum

“Very likely his best [book] ever, a serious novel about aging and death that also employs its author’s trademark lugubrious wit towards some delicious exercises in satire and self-parody. . . . Challenging, mature and highly intelligent.” —The Daily Telegraph

“A dark master of invention. . . . In a world of copycatting and fakery, Michel Houellebecq is an exceptional writer and a stand-out original.” —Evening Standard

“An astonishing writer. . . . The Map and the Territory is funny, shocking, brutal and unbearably poignant. . . . Sublime.” —Scotland on Sunday
 

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