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Guignol's Band - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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"The most blackly humorous and disenchanted voice in all of French literature." London Review of Books

Celine's third novel, first published in 1944 but dealing with events taking place during the First World War, Guignol's Band follows the narrator's meanderings through London after he has been demobilized due to a war injury. The result is a frank, uncompromising, yet grotesquely funny portrayal of the English capital's seedy underworld, peopled by prostitutes, pimps and schemers.

Often considered to be eline's funniest work, Guignol's Band showcases its author's idiosyncratic style at its finest, frantically blending slang, invective, onomatopoeia with literary language, and bridging the gap between gritty realism and absurd mysticism.

About the Author

Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961) was one of the most controversial writers of the twentieth century, a writer who mixed realism with imaginative fantasy, and like his contemporary Henry Miller, an iconoclast who shocked and frightened many of his readers.

ISBN: 9781847491992
ISBN-10: 1847491995
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st December 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1