Oh good Lord. BHL and Michel Houellebecq have a book of their letters to each other coming out. Via the Guardian:
As critics bemoan the navel-gazing and sexual confessions that continue to dominate the French book scene, nothing generates excitement like a literary stunt. So a leading French publisher spread a rumour that a secret book by a mystery pairing of two of the country's most famous writers was to be released next month, and would reaffirm the literary worth of the nation, setting the bestseller lists on fire.
After months of speculation, the duo was revealed yesterday as Michel Houellebecq, France's award-winning enfant terrible, and Benard-Henri Lévy, the dapper, leftwing philosopher (more...)