Death on the Installment Plan
Death on the Installment Plan
Louis Celine

Louis-Ferdinand Celine's second novel continues the style of black humor and the delirious but immediate prose that made the author instantly famous in his native France in the aftermath of World War I. Celine's goal was to create a kind of literature that described people in honest terms, unembellished by the conventions of fiction, no matter how mean and crummy they were, and to portray them in the real language of everyday life and thought. He succeeds darkly and brilliantly in Death on the Installment Plan, yet it is also a sweet kind of book, a young boy's coming-of-age tale, struggling with his parents and looking for his own kind of personal freedom.

Title Death on the Installment Plan
Author Louis Celine
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 01 June 1971
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 592 p.
ISBN-10 0811200175
ISBN-13 9780811200172
Publication Date 01 June 1971
Main content page count 592
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $19.95

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