Public Enemies

Bernard Henri-Levy, Frank Wynne, Michel Houellebecq, Miriam Frendo

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 1st Oct '12


Bestselling novelist Michel Houellebecq, and bestselling philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy (‘BHL’), are two of the most celebrated and controversial intellectual figures in France today. In Public Enemies they clash head on in an awe-inspiring, hilarious and revealing battle of the literary titans.

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‘Everything separates us from one another, with the exception of one fundamental point: we’re both utterly despicable individuals.’ (Houellebecq to BHL)In 2008, two of the most celebrated of French intellectuals Michel Houellebecq and Bernard-Henri Levy (‘BHL’) began a ferocious exchange of letters. Public Enemies is the result. In their inimitably witty, inimitably fascinating, inimitably confrontational correspondence, they lock horns on everything, including literature, sex, politics, family, fame and even – naturally – themselves. By turns caustic and touching, sincere and candid, Public Enemies reveals how these two immensely procovative writers came to be who they are. Never dull, always incendiary, this is one literary fight you can’t ignore. The sparks fly from every page…

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Weight 0.346 kg
Dimensions 23 × 134 × 212 mm
Page Count 320