April 15, 2015

Atemporal Anomie

I'm thinking about the Forever Now show at MoMA, and the pushback that I had earlier mentioned here.

Snip from here (all emphasis mine):

Mr. Houellebecq's analysis, on the other hand, is psychological, not historical. All his work is concerned with the anomie of postmodern existence, and the budding sense that postmodern liberation from laws sexual and economic has been a dismal failure. The existential angst that this failure arouses is compounded by the sense that there is no alternative.

More on Houellebecq here.

Posted by Dennis at April 15, 2015 5:01 AM

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He is a reincarnation of Celine whose "Voyage au But de la Nuit" is the classic expose of Europe's decadence between WW one and two.He was a better writer.

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