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Death on the Installment Plan By Louis-Ferdinand Céline Ralph Manheim Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, Journey to the End of the Night and Death on the Installment Plan shocked European literature and world consciousness Nominally fiction but rightly called creative confessions, they told of the author s childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of service in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles Mixing unmPublished in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, Journey to the End of the Night and Death on the Installment Plan shocked European literature and world consciousness Nominally fiction but rightly called creative confessions, they told of the author s childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of service in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles Mixing unmitigated despair with Gargantuan comedy, they also created a new style, in which invective and obscenity were laced with phrases of unforgettable poetry C line s influence revolutionized the contemporary approach to fiction Under a cloud for a period, his work is now acknowledged as the forerunner of today s black comedy Death on the Installment Plan is the story of young Ferdinand s first 18 years His life is one of hatred, of the grinding struggle of small shopkeepers to survive, of childhood sensations and fantasies lusty, scatological, violent, but also poetic There is a running battle with his ineffectual insurance clerk of a father, with his mother, who lives and whines around the junkshop she runs for the boys benefit there is also the superbly funny Meanwell College in England where the boy went briefly, a Dickensian, nightmare institution Always there is humiliation, failure, and boredom, at least until he teams up with the scientist des Pereires This inventor, con man, incorrigible optimist whose last project is to grow enormous potatoes by electricity rescues him, if only temporarily for the reader he is one of the most lovable charlatans in literature.
Louis-Ferdinand Céline Ralph Manheim
Louis Ferdinand C line, pen name of Dr Louis Ferdinand Destouches, is best known for his works Voyage au bout de la nuit Journey to the End of the Night , and Mort cr dit Death on the Installment Plan His highly innovative writing style using Parisian vernacular, vulgarities, and intentionally peppering ellipses throughout the text was used to evoke the cadence of speech.Louis Ferdinand Destouches was raised in Paris, in a flat over the shopping arcade where his mother had a lace store His parents were poor father a clerk, mother a seamstress After an education that included stints in Germany and England, he performed a variety of dead end jobs before he enlisted in the French cavalry in 1912 two years before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 While serving on the Western Front he was wounded in the head and suffered serious injuries a crippled arm and headaches that plagued him all his life but also winning a medal of honour Released from military service, he studied medicine and emigrated to the USA where he worked as a staff doctor at the newly build Ford plant in Detroit before returning to France and establishing a medical practice among the Parisian poor Their experiences are featured prominently in his fiction.Although he is often cited as one of the most influential and greatest writers of the twentieth century, he is certainly a controversial figure After embracing fascism, he published three antisemitic pamphlets, and vacillated between support and denunciation of Hitler He fled to Germany and Denmark in 1945 where he was imprisoned for a year and declared a national disgrace He then received amnesty and returned to Paris in 1951 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr Henry Miller, William Burroughs, and Charles Bukowski have all cited him as an important influence.Translated Profiles
Death on the Installment Plan By Louis-Ferdinand Céline Ralph Manheim
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Title: [E-Book] ↠ Death on the Installment Plan | BY ✓ Louis-Ferdinand Céline Ralph Manheim