Celine by Frederic Vitoux
A Biography (European Sources)

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Drawing on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents and first-ever interviews with Celine's widow, Frederic Vitoux brilliantly weaves together all the available information on Celine into an extraordinary portrait of Celine's temptuous life and times. Photographs.

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Frederic Vitoux, a member of the prestigious Academie francaise and a literary and film critic for Le Nouvel Observateur, is both a novelist and essayist. He is the author of Living in Venice (Flammarion, 2007). Elisabeth Foucart-Walter is Chief Curator of the Painting Department at the Louvre. She co-wrote Painted Cat (Rizzoli, 1988), with Pierre Rosenberg.
Published April 1, 1992 by Marlowe & Co. 601 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When that novel was published, Vitoux tells us, France swooned with joy and horror, and Death on the Installment Plan brought such geysers of outrage that CÇline became a paranoid victim of persecution mania and wrote two filthy anti- Semitic tracts, for which he was vilified for the rest of his ...

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Louis Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961) insisted that he wrote only to earn money and professed incomprehension of how his words might injure others, yet his frenetic novel Journey to the End of Night , a gloss on the vileness of humanity, influenced a generation, while his anti-Semitic and racist tra...

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Céline is the biography of the French novelist, originally Louis-Ferdinand Destouches, who was born in 1894 in the Parisian suburb of Courbevoie and died in 1961 just across the river in the Parisian suburb of Meudon.

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