Narrated by a depressive and socially isolated protagonist, Michel Houellebecq’s first novel Whatever traces the disaggregating effects of post-Fordism on the intimate spaces of human affect. Set in the burgeoning information technology industry of the mid-1990s among a hitherto literarily neglected social group of middle managers (cadres), the novel suggests that the cultural project of […]


I am not one to post music on my journal but perhaps this may change. After a long banal day at the Institute, I dragged my limbs home impatiently to read the reports that were madly scribbled by a close friend’s journey through hypserspace. I then decided to break out a couple of brews, switch […]