Journey to the End of the Night
Journey to the End of the Night
Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Afterword by William T. Vollmann
Translated by Ralph Manheim


—Recommended by Layla, City Lights Books

When it was published in 1932, this then-shocking and revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-Century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.

Title Journey to the End of the Night
Author Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Afterword by William T. Vollmann
Translated by Ralph Manheim
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 26 May 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 464 p.
ISBN-10 0811216543
ISBN-13 9780811216548
Publication Date 26 May 2006
Main content page count 464
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.95
 


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