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A controversial, intelligent, and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous literary figure

Paris, 2022. François is bored. He's a middle-aged lecturer at the Sorbonne and an expert on J. K. Huysmans, the famous nineteenth-century "decadent" author. But François's own decadence is considerably smaller in scale. He sleeps with his students, eats microwave dinners, reads the classics, queues up YouPorn.

Meanwhile, it's election season. And although Francois… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

It appeals, in many respects, to the same audience that propelled to the best-seller list Éric Zemmour’s “The French Suicide,” which blames the policies of a liberal elite and successive waves of Muslim immigration for the country’s decline and loss of identity.

“Submission” is strongly satirical, and its satire is directed toward the intellectual classes, among whom no trace is found of idealism, and not a shadow of will to defend any set of values, only pragmatism pure and simple.

Billed as a satirical, mordantly funny moral fable, Submission is provocative, all right, but too distasteful to be amusing.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 20, 2015)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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