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The Exile of Celine

Clark, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0394553128 / ISBN 13: 9780394553122
Published by Random House (1986), New York, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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214 pages. Novel based on Louis-Ferdinand Céline, born Dr. Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches, physician, author and Nazi sympathizer. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Very slight cock to the spine. A bit musty. Bookseller Inventory # 8098

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Title: The Exile of Celine

Publisher: Random House (1986), New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Louis-Ferdinand Celine (18941961) is famous in the history of modern literature primarily for two scurrilous, obscenely funny, brilliant black novels of the '30s, Journey to the End of the Night and Death on the Installment Plan. He is infamous as the author of venomous, stridently anti-Semitic, pro-facist pamphlets. This erratic, vivid, episodic biographical novel, by a poet and one-time poetry editor of Paris Review, is centered on the war years, beginning with Celine's flight from France, along with tattered remnants of the Petain regime, in November, 1944, when the end was already in sight. It follows him on his sojourn in Germany and travels to Denmark, where his money was hidden. Celine's personality is grippingly depicted. Sardonic, mocking, contemptuous, wildly vituperative, despising Hitler and the Nazis as ineffectual and loathing the Vichy collaborators, he was equally fearful of the mortal threat to the "civilization of whites" represented by the Communists. Clark has not strayed from the facts of his subject's life. He shows us a man wracked by inner turmoil, dangerously paranoid, a snarl of contradictions. This is not a pleasant read, but it is a distinctive one.
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