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Céline, Louis-Ferdinand 1894-1961

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Journey to the end of the night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

607 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 4,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nihilistic petit-bougeois named Bardamu opens his medical practice in the slums of suburban Paris
Death on the installment plan by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

290 editions published between 1936 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 2,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 French literature
Castle to castle by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

162 editions published between 1955 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semi-autobiographical, hallucinatory novel about a swarming mass of human beings - Nazi collaborators, whores, fakers, mystics - herded together in the corridors of a dilapidated hotel at the end of World War II
North by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

139 editions published between 1960 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is based on Céline's escape from France to Denmark after the invasion of Normandy, after he had been associated with the Vichy regime
Rigadoon by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

86 editions published between 1964 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Completed the day before his death in 1961, Rigadoon, the most compassionate of Celine's novels, explores the ravages of war and its aftermath. Often comic and always angry, the first-person autobiographical narrator, with his wife and their cat in tow, takes the reader with him on his flight from Paris to Denmark after finding himself on the losing side of World War II. The train rides that encompass the novel are filled with madness and mercy, as Celine, a physician, aids refugees while ignoring his own medical needs."--Jacket
Guignol's band by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

116 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the mid 1910s, the narrative revolves around Ferdinand, an invalided French World War I veteran who lives in exile in London, and follows his small businesses and interacting with prostitutes
London Bridge : Guignol's Band II by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the last major untranslated works by France's most controversial author, London Bridge is a riotous novel about the London underworld during World War I. Picking up where Guignol's Band (1944; English translation 1954) left off, Celine's autobiographical narrator recounts his disastrous partnership with a mystical Frenchman (intent on financing a trip to Tibet by winning a gas-mask competition); his uneasy relationship with London's pimps and whores and their common nemesis, Inspector Matthew of Scotland Yard; and, most scandalously, his affair with a baronet's 14-year-old daughter, an English angel whose descent into vice is suspiciously smooth. He dreams of escaping with her to America to start a new life, but he, his mystical partner, and his underaged mistress finally awake to reality crossing windswept London Bridge."--Jacket
Fable for another time = Férie pour une autre fois I by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

50 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale of a man imprisoned and reviled by his own countrymen, the Fable follows its character's decline from virulent hatred to near madness as a result of his violent frustration with the hypocrisy and banality of his fellow human beings. In part because of the story's clear link to his own case - and because of the legal and political difficulties this presented - Celine was compelled to push his famously elliptical, brilliantly vitriolic language to new and extraordinary extremes in Fable for Another Time. The resulting linguistic and stylistic innovation make this work stand out as one of the most original and revealing literary undertakings of its time."--Jacket
Conversations with Professor Y by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative focuses on discussions about literature between an author and an academic
Voyage au bout de la nuit : suivi de Mort à crédit by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

37 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in French and English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romans by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballets sans musique, sans personne, sans rien by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celine's fascination with the ballet spans his literary career: three of the pieces in this volume were written around the same time that he published his great novel, Voyage au bout de la nuit, which he dedicated to the dancer Elisabeth Craig. At the time of his death, according to his wife - also a dancer - he was planning a book devoted to dance." "In 1936, after finishing his monumental second novel, Mort a credit, Celine visited Russia, where he hoped to have some of his ballets performed at the Theater Marinski in Leningrad. He failed to get any of them performed. But through this period he continued writing ballets. In 1959 five ballets were collected by Editions Gallimard with illustrations by Eliane Bonabel. The result is this edition, never before published in English, that reveals a central concern of Celine's writing while simultaneously displaying his comic structures and the struggle between idyllic beauty and inescapable deterioration, death, and the grotesque of his great fictions."--BOOK JACKET
Entretiens avec le professeur Y by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous la forme d'une discussion avec un journaliste imaginaire, ce fameux "professeur Y", personnage grotesque, burlesque, et étrange, Céline prend lui-même la parole pour nous parler de ses livres, de la littérature, des milieux littéraires, de sa vie, de ses soucis, pour remettre certaines choses à leur place
Casse-pipe. Suivi du Carnet du cuirassier Destouches by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in French and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragment uit een verloren gegane roman, waarin een vrijwilliger de ellende van de oorlog en het leger intens meemaakt, gevolgd door een fragment uit het eerste dagboek van de schrijver
Semmelweis, 1818-1865 by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

44 editions published between 1924 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961) is best known for his early novels Journey to the End of the Night (1932), which Charles Bukowski described as the greatest novel of the last 2,000 years, and Death on the Instalment Plan (1936), but this delirious, fanatical and unreasonable biography predates them both. Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865), now regarded as the father of antisepsis, was the first to diagnose correctly the cause of the staggering mortality rates in the maternity hospital in Vienna; his colleagues, however, rejected both his reasoning and his methods, thereby causing many thousands of unnecessary deaths in maternity wards across Europe. This episode, one of the most infamous in the history of medicine, along with its disastrous effects on Semmelweis himself, is the subject of Céline's semi-fictional evocation, one in which his violent descriptive genius is already apparent. It is the passionate account of a man persecuted for the simple fact of revealing the truth. The overriding theme of Céline's later works finds its first expression in this book -- a caustic despair, verging on disgust, for humanity as a whole -- but it is here tempered by a surprising humanity. Originally written as a thesis towards his medical doctorate in 1924, Semmelweis was not published until 1936, after the novels which had made him famous. By then Céline was on the verge of actions that were to cause him to undergo, in his own eyes at least, a persecution strikingly similar to that suffered by the hero of this, his first literary work." -- From publisher's website
Normance by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frenetic doctor-narrator named Ferdinand endeavors to tell the reader about the allied bombardment of Montmartre in April 1944, "baroom!" and "baboom!" and all. The explosions are enough to make the furniture dance around the room, but Ferdinand attends mainly to his beloved cat, Bebert; his girlfriend, Lili; and Jules, a humpbacked local artist he despises
Maudits soupirs pour une autre fois : une version primitive de Féerie pour une autre fois by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in French and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce volume contient des entretiens ave Jean-Luc Godard parus dans les Cahiers et dans d'autres revues, des articles et, bien entendu, les listes des "dix meilleurs films de l'année" qui permettent d'évaluer aujourd'hui ce que furent ces sept années dans la vie du plus inventif des cinéates modernes
Voices & instruments (1949-1971) by Morton Feldman( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres de Louis Ferdinand Céline by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in French and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bagatelles pour un massacre by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

58 editions published between 1837 and 2019 in French and Italian and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tract revolves around the physician-narrator's failed efforts to find a professional dance company to perform his ballets, scenarios for three of which appear in the narrative. In dialogues with a range of interlocutors, the narrator vents his spleen on the people whom he holds responsible for all of his failures--Jews. Céline did not wish this work to be republished after 1945 and his widow, Lucette Destouches, who held the copyright, opposed any new publication, respecting the wishes of her husband
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Journey to the end of the night
Death on the installment planCastle to castleNorthRigadoonGuignol's bandLondon Bridge : Guignol's Band IIFable for another time = Férie pour une autre fois IConversations with Professor Y
Alternative Names
Aloisius-Ferdinandus Céline

Celin, Lui-Ferdinand


Céline 1894-1961

Céline, L-F.

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Céline, L.-F. 1894-1961 (Louis-Ferdinand)

Céline, L.-F. (Louis-Ferdinand)

Céline, L.-F. (Louis-Ferdinand), 1894-1961

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Céline, Louis-Fernand

Céline, Luis-Ferdinand, 1894-1961

Destouches 1894-1961

Destouches, L.

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Destouches, L.F. 1894-1961

Destouches Louis

Destouches, Louis 1894-1961

Destouches, Louis, docteur

Destouches Louis-Ferdinand

Destouches Louis-Ferdinand 1894-1961

Destouches, Louis-Ferdinand Auguste

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Selin, L.-F.

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Selīne, Luī Ferdinands, 1894-1961

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Silīn, Lūwī Firdīnān 1894-1961

Λουί Φερντινάντ Σελίν Γάλλος συγγραφέας

Детуш Л.-Ф. 1894-1961

Детуш, Луи-Фердинанд

Луи-Фердинан Селин французский писатель и врач

Луи-Фердинан Селин френски писател

Луи-Фердинанд Селин

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Луї-Фердинанд Селін

Луі-Фердынанд Селін

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Луј-Фердинанд Селин

Люі-Фэрдынанд Сэлін

Селин Л.-Ф. 1894-1961

Селин Луи-Фердинанд

Селин, Луи-Фердинанд 1894-1961

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לואי פרדינאן סלין סופר צרפתי

سلين، لويس فردينان، 1894-1961

فردينان، لويس سلين،

فردينان، لويس سلين، 1894-1961

لويس فرديناند سيلين، 1894-1961

لويس-فرديناند سيلين كاتب فرنسي

لویی-فردینان سلین

لۋىي-فەردىيناند سەلىين

ലൂയി ഫെർഡിനൻഡ് സെലിൻ

ლუი ფერდინან სელინი

데투슈, 루이 페르디낭 1894-1961

루이페르디낭 셀린

셀린, L. F. 1894-1961

셀린, 루이-페르디낭 1894-1961

셀린느, 루이 페르디낭 1894-1961

셀린느, 루이 훼르디낭 1894-1961

쎌린느, 루이-페르디낭 1894-1961

セリーヌ, L. F.

セリーヌ, ルイ=フェルディナン

デトゥシュ, フェルディナン



塞利纳 1894-1961