Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Louis-Ferdinand Céline was a French novelist, pamphleteer, and physician. He is best known for his 1932 novel 'Journey to the End of the Night', which is considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. His work is characterized by a pessimistic view of the human condition and a unique, colloquial style of writing.

Books

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  1. 1. Journey to the End of The Night

    The novel is a semi-autobiographical work that explores the harsh realities of life through the cynical and disillusioned eyes of the protagonist. The narrative follows his experiences from the trenches of World War I, through the African jungles, to the streets of America and the slums of Paris, showcasing the horrors of war, colonialism, and the dark side of human nature. The protagonist's journey is marked by his struggle with despair, loneliness, and the absurdity of existence, offering a bleak yet profound commentary on the human condition.

    The 125th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Death on Credit

    "Death on Credit" is a semi-autobiographical novel that explores the life of a young Frenchman in Paris during the early 20th century. The protagonist, a medical student from a poor family, struggles with the harsh realities of life, including poverty, sickness, and death. The narrative is marked by its dark humor, cynicism, and scathing critique of society, reflecting the author's own experiences and views. The protagonist's journey is a constant struggle against the absurdity and despair of existence, depicted through a series of episodic adventures and misadventures.

    The 1070th Greatest Book of All Time