Capitalism and Schizophrenia in the Later Novels of Louis-Ferdinand Celine: D'un . . . L'Autre

Capitalism and Schizophrenia in the Later Novels of Louis-Ferdinand Celine: D'un . . . L'Autre

by Greg Hainge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820451959

ISBN-13: 9780820451954

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Re-examining the works of France’s most controversial of literary figures, this book contends that Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s pronouncements on the importance of style must be taken seriously if an understanding of those works is to be reached. Capitalism and Schizophrenia in the Later Novels of Louis-Ferdinand Céline provides a major

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Re-examining the works of France’s most controversial of literary figures, this book contends that Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s pronouncements on the importance of style must be taken seriously if an understanding of those works is to be reached. Capitalism and Schizophrenia in the Later Novels of Louis-Ferdinand Céline provides a major reconsideration of the greater part of the œuvre of this too-often neglected author. Leaving behind the symbolic capital that the name Céline accrued during the Second World War, this study looks at the works written around and after this period in order to understand the importance of their revolutionary aesthetic not only for their genesis, but also for their very content. The approach taken is unashamedly theoretical which allows this study to provide insights not only into the works of Céline, but also into those of the French thinkers Deleuze and Guattari whose thought, it is argued here, can only be apprehended through application.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820451954
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
Currents in Comparative Romance Language and Literatures Series, #100
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction1
Capitalism and Schizophrenia1
Style4
The Deleuze/Guattari-machine9
The Celine-machine13
Trajectories20
Ch. 1Guignol's band25
The Smooth Space of Metafiction30
A Space Too Smooth34
The Paranoiac Pole38
Matthew38
Cascade39
des Entrayes41
Attempts at Inter-Polarity43
Sosthene43
Van Claben46
The Schizoid Pole51
Borokrom51
Virginie55
Successful Inter-Polarity57
Mille-Plattes57
Ferdinand64
Le Pont de Londres68
Ch. 2Feerie pour une autre fois75
Feerie pour une autre fois I: The Centripetal Force of History81
Celine - Jules; Same Difference95
Feerie pour une autre fois II: The Centrifugal Force of the Artist103
Ch. 3The Trilogy123
La Barque de Caron127
Abjec(tifica)tion135
Becoming-intense, Becoming-imperceptible145
Becoming-death153
The Retrospective Narratives158
D'un chateau l'autre158
Nord166
Rigodon180
Becoming-music184
D'un po(i)nt l'autre193
Conclusion197
Notes203
Bibliography259
Works by Louis-Ferdinand Celine259
Secondary Works on Celine261
Works by Deleuze and Guattari272
Secondary Works on Deleuze and Guattari273
Other Works Consulted274

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