Journey to the Finish of the Night time
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Céline’s masterpiece―colloquial, polemic, hyper-realistic, boiling over with black humor
Céline’s masterpiece―colloquial, polemic, hyper lifelike―boils over with bitter humor and revulsion at society’s idiocy and hypocrisy: Journey to the Finish of the Night time is a literary symphony of cruelty and violence that hurtles by means of the inconceivable travels of the petit bourgeois (and largely autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu: from the trenches of WWI, to the African jungle, to New York, to the Ford Manufacturing facility in Detroit, and at last to life in Paris as a failed physician. Ralph Manheim’s pitch-perfect translation captures Céline’s savage vitality, and a dynamic afterword by William T. Vollmann presents a contemporary, furiously alive tackle this astonishing novel.