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London Bridge - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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

A major work by one of France's most important authors of the twentieth century, London Bridge is a riotous novel about the London underworld during World War I. Picking up where its predecessor Guignol's Band left off, Celine's semi-autobiographical narrator recounts his disastrous partnership with a mystical Frenchman (intent on financing a trip to Tibet by winning a gas-mask competition); his uneasy relationship with London's pimps and whores and their common nemesis, Inspector Matthew of Scotland Yard; and, most scandalously, his affair with a baronet's fourteen-year-old daughter, an English angel whose descent into vice is suspiciously smooth.

Written in his trademark style - a headlong rush of slang, brusque observation and quirky lyricism, delivered in machine-gun bursts of prose and ellipses - Celine re-creates the dark days during the Great War with sordid verisimilitude and desperate hilarity.

About the Author

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

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

ISBN: 9781847492449
ISBN-10: 1847492444
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st December 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1