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Solomon, Philip H.

Works: 10 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 3,238 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Philip H Solomon
Understanding Céline by Philip H Solomon( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Solomon examines the principal themes and structures of the novels of French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, taking into account his theatre, anti-Semitic pamphlets, and critical works. A biographical introduction and a chronology note the historical and private events that shaped the author's life and influenced his development as a writer. An overview of Céline's writings explores the author's vision of the human condition and his perception of the redemptive value of the work of art by which the disorder of life is resolved by the order of writing. Emphasis is placed on the self-reflective nature of Céline's fiction, particularly on the function of the mythologized head wound to express the transition between autobiography and fiction. Each of the volume's principal chapters is devoted to an individual novel or closely related group of novels, considered in chronological order. A brief plot summary and indication of the work's particular relevance for the reader precedes the analysis of the text. Each work, from 'Journey to the End of the Night' to 'Rigadoon, ' is considered not only with respect to its intrinsic interest but also in terms of its describing a phase in the apprenticeship of life that Céline's picaresque protagonist undergoes as he is progressively stripped of his illusions and comes to resemble the narrator more closely."--Back cover
Céline and the politics of difference( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades Louis-Ferdinand Celine has been viewed in terms of a stark critical polarity: is he the consummate stylist and iconoclast who assailed bourgeois literary norms in his novels, or the abhorrent racist who authored maliciously anti-Semitic, misogynist pamphlets that endorsed authoritarianism? The answer has been obscured by critical evaluations that traditionally drew attention away from Celine's often blatantly exclusionary discourse. This collection cuts through the mythos of literary style to investigate the constructs of race, class, ethnicity, and gender in the whole of Celine's oeuvre. Essays examine the much-debated topic of his sanity, the political context of his writing, the role of the female body in his fiction, the place of historicism and politics in a critical reinterpretation of his canon, and his relationship with contemporaries like Sartre and Renoir. By looking at Celine's essentializing notions readers come to a clearer understanding of how his "surly, often outrageous discourses on human difference mirror the hierarchies of value and relations of dominance" characteristic of his culture. That mirror, Scullion suggests, reflects an oddly conformist stance for a self-styled maverick like Celine
The life after birth : imagery in Samuel Beckett's trilogy by Philip H Solomon( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night voyager : a reading of Céline by Philip H Solomon( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choix d'essais du vingtième siècle by Germaine Brée( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locus--space, landscape, decor in modern French fiction( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imagery of Molloy and its extension into Beckett's other fiction by Philip H Solomon( )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#x98;The#x9C; life after birth imagery in Samuel Beckett's trilogy by Philip H Solomon( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locus( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Câeline (Understanding modern European and Latin American literature) by Philip H Solomon( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Céline and the politics of difference
Alternative Names
Philip Solomon American academic

Philip Solomon Amerikaans psychiater (1926-2002)

Solomon, Philip H.

English (46)

French (5)