France’s literary slanging-match of the decade

Or so Guardian says: Michel Houllebecq’s mother has written a memoir in which, among other things, she calls her son “evil, stupid little bastard” adding that “this individual, who alas came from my womb, is a liar, an imposter, a parasite and above all – above all – a petit arriviste ready to do absolutely anything for money and fame.”. Plus, I had no idea that the character Ceccaldi in Particules élémentaires is modeled after his own mother. Not a very flattering light.

It’s all a bit too much (cheap?) drama for me, and I don’t care about mr Houllebeqs’s work a whole lot. But if anyone wants to read about it…


~ by ameer on May 7, 2008.

One Response to “France’s literary slanging-match of the decade”

  1. it sounds like Eminem and his mom ;))
    bad boys, bad boys…

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