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Journey to the End of the Night
Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine

ISBN: 9780811216548
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 17 May 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4 x 3.5
Description:
I withdrew from the presence of that American authority as I had withdrawn from so many authorities, by presenting first my pecker and then, by a deft about-face, my rear end, accompanying the whole with a military salute.

First published in 1932, Journey to the End of the Night was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and a turning point in French literature. Told in the first person, the novel is based on the author's own experiences during the First World War, in French colonial Africa, in the USA - where he worked for a while at the Ford factory in Detroit - and later as a young doctor in a working-class suburb in Paris.

Céline's disgust with human folly, malice, greed and the chaotic state in which man has left society lies behind the bitterness that distinguishes his idiosyncratic, colloquial and visionary writing and gives it its force.

About the Author

Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961) was one of the most controversial novelists of the twentieth century, a writer who mixed realism with imaginative fantasy and an ...

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