Louis-Ferdinand Céline

French writer

Louis-Ferdinand Céline ( say-LEEN, 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 and pro-fascist pamphlets has complicated his legacy as cultural icon.
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Jean-Paul Sartre

French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic

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50

No Exit

1944 play by Jean-Paul Sartre

author: Jean-Paul Sartre

1947

Nausea

novel by Jean-Paul Sartre

author: Jean-Paul Sartre

1938

The Flies

literary work

author: Jean-Paul Sartre

1947

Being and Nothingness

book by Jean-Paul Sartre

author: Jean-Paul Sartre

1943

articles

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Le Fantome de Staline ( 1957 )

article by Sartre

author: Jean-Paul Sartre

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Charles Bukowski

American writer (1920-1994)

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38

Tales of Ordinary Madness

book by Charles Bukowski

author: Charles Bukowski

1983

South of No North

1973 short story collection by Charles Bukowski

author: Charles Bukowski

1973

Nouveaux contes de la folie ordinaire

book by Charles Bukowski

author: Charles Bukowski

1972

Pulp

novel by Charles Bukowski

author: Charles Bukowski

1994

Ham on Rye

novel by Charles Bukowski

author: Charles Bukowski

1982

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Philip Roth

American novelist

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Jack Kerouac

American writer

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Irvine Welsh

Scottish novelist

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