I’ve obviously spent a lot of time watching TV lately – I saw this great but slightly uncomfortable TV show about the time Michel Houellebecq met the Spanish theatrical director Calixto Bieito (who specialises in modern interpretations of opera and theatrical pieces, involving mainly sex and violence. Or so it seems…).
Anyway, I’ll write more on this another time because it’s worth a good write-up but in the meantime, here are two things Michel Houellebecq said he could tell Calixto Bieito:
What’s this strange preoccupation that Michel Houellebecq has with death these days? First, he has himself brutally murdered in his own novel The Map and the Territory; then he is kidnapped in The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (read more about that here on Hero Culte); and then he contemplates suicide in Near Death Experience, which (no pun intended) I am dying to see. At least he is still among the living for the time being. We should be grateful for that. Well, I am, at least.
I’ll write more about this TV show Durch die Nacht mit… / Au coeur de la nuit shortly. That’s a promise.