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With an undercurrent of sensual excitement, Céline paints an almost unbearably vivid picture of society and the human condition.

Dalkey Archive Press

Mixing black humor and piercing cynicism, Celine recreates his own experiences at a castle in Sigmaringen, Germany, where the Germans installed remnants of the French collaboritionist government after Allied landings in 1944.

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Overview

With an undercurrent of sensual excitement, Céline paints an almost unbearably vivid picture of society and the human condition.

Dalkey Archive Press

Mixing black humor and piercing cynicism, Celine recreates his own experiences at a castle in Sigmaringen, Germany, where the Germans installed remnants of the French collaboritionist government after Allied landings in 1944.

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Published in English seven years after his death (LJ 11/15/68), this is considered one of Cline's darkest novels. It is also autobiographical. Like the author, the novel's central character is a Nazi collaborator who is nonetheless destroyed by them. This translation won a National Book Award.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564781505
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: French Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 359
  • Sales rank: 1,454,514
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961) was a French writer and doctor whose novels are antiheroic visions of human suffering. Accused of collaboration with the Nazis, Céline fled France in 1944 first to Germany and then to Denmark. Condemned by default (1950) in France to one year of imprisonment and declared a national disgrace, Céline returned to France after his pardon in 1951, where he continued to write until his death. His classic books include Journey to the End of the Night, Death on the Installment Plan, London Bridge, North, Rigadoon, Conversations with Professor Y, Castle to Castle, and Normance.

Ralph Manheim (1907-1992) was an American translator of German and French literature, as well as occasional works from Dutch, Polish and Hungarian. The PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, a major lifetime achievement award in the field of translation. is named in honor of Manheim and his work.

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