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Louis-Ferdinand Céline

French writer

1894   -   1961

genre: essay, novel, pamphlet
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
occupation: playwright, physician writer, novelist
award received: Prix Renaudot

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Louis-Ferdinand Céline (French: [selin] (listen)) was the pen name of Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches (pronounced [detuʃ]; 27 May 1894 – 1 July 1961), a French novelist, pamphleteer and physician. He developed a new style of writing that modernized French literature. His most famous work is the 1932 novel, Journey to the End of the Night. Céline used a working-class, spoken style of language in his writings, and attacked what he considered to be the overly polished, "bourgeois" language of the "academy". His works influenced a broad array of literary figures, not only in France but also in the English-speaking world and elsewhere in the Western World; this includes authors associated with modernism, existentialism, black comedy and the Beat Generation. Céline's vocal support for the Axis powers during the Second World War and his authorship of antisemitic pamphlets has complicated his legacy as cultural icon.
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works

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North

1960 novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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1960

Mea Culpa

Novel by Céline

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1936

Bagatelles pour un massacre

novel by Céline

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1937

Guignol's Band

Novel by Céline

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1944

Death on Credit

novel by Céline

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1936

Cannon-Fodder

Céline's novel

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1949

Castle to Castle

Novel by Céline

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1957

Conversations with Professor Y

Novel by Céline

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1955

Fable for Another Time

novel by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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1952

L'École des cadavres

Novel by Céline

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1938

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