Series: Exile Trilogy

Author: Ralph Manheim

North (1996)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 4
By the time cranky French anti-patriot Louis-Ferdinand Celine scratched out North, he had wandered a far distance from the truculent cataclysms of his Journey to the End of the Night. Celine had slipped from acclaimed iconoclast to outsider disgrace. Branded an anti-Semite, reviled as a Nazi symp...
Castle to Castle (1997)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 3
(Dovrei chiedermi, in primo luogo, che cosa ho letto, visto che nell’introduzione Gianni Celati scrive che lo stile céliniano «dà alle forme argotiche [le parlate popolari] un sapore da lingua classica, lontana e straniera rispetto alle norme correnti» e genera un «effetto irriproducibile in trad...
Rigadoon (1997)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 5
Céline completed this final instalment in his trilogy a day before his death . . . so much for that happy retirement . . . this book (and apparently all of his novels) have a fragmented nouveau roman approach: breaking the text into unpunctuated sentences connected via ellipses . . . like this . ...