Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Louis-Ferdinand Céline (French: [selin] (About this sound listen)) was the pen name of Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches (pronounced [detuʃ]; 27 May 1894 – 1 July 1961), a French novelistpamphleteer and physician.

Céline used a working-class, spoken style of language in his writings, and attacked what he considered to be the overly polished, "bourgeois" language of the "academy". His works influenced a broad array of literary figures, not only in France but also in the English-speaking world and elsewhere in the Western World; this includes authors associated with modernismexistentialismblack comedy and the Beat Generation.

Céline's vocal support for the Axis powers during the Second World War and his authorship of antisemitic pamphlets has complicated his legacy as cultural icon.

(Taken from wikipedia)


Documents by this author

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L’ÉCOLE DES CADAVRES French 1938-06-22
Bagatelles pour un massacre French 1937-06-30
Les beaux draps French 1941-07-12
A L'AGITÉ DU BOCAL French 1995-07-31
TRIFLES FOR A MASSACRE English 2018-09-26