Extension du Domaine de la Lutte

Posted: May 10, 2014 in Muse



– You too, took an interest in the world. That was long ago. I want you to cast your mind back to then.

The domain of the rules was no longer enough for you; you were unable to live any longer in the domain of the rules; so you had to enter into the domain of the struggle.


I ask you to go back to that precise moment. It was long ago, no? Cast your mind back: the water was cold.

You are far from the edge, now. Oh yes! How far from the edge you are! You long believed in the existence of another shore; such is no longer the case. You go on swimming, though, and every movement you make brings you closer to drowning. You are suffocating, your lungs are on fire. The water seems colder and colder to you, more and more galling.

You aren’t that young anymore. Now you are going to die.

Don’t worry. I am here. I won’t let you sink. Go on with your reading.


– Cast your mind back once more to your introduction to the domain of the struggle.



Houllebecq Extension du Domaine de la Lutte





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