Céline: A Biography

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Paragon House, 1992 - Authors, French - 601 pages
Drawing on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents and first-ever interviews with Celine's widow, Frederic Vitoux brilliantly weaves together all the available information on Celine into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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CELINE: A Biography

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Sympathetic, perfectly tuned biography of France's most word- wild, controversial novelist ever, whose sins put Zola and Genet in the shade; by French CÇline-scholar Vitoux, and superbly translated by ... Read full review

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Is it possible for a biography to be too detailed? Possibly not... I know more about Celine now than any person I have ever met in the flesh ... do I know any more about the works ... no of course not ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

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.

Jesse Browner is a writer and translator who lives in New York. He is the author of the novels "Conglomeros" (1992) and "Turnaway "(1996), and of "The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down," a widely praised history of hospitality in Western civilization. He has been a contributor to the" New York Times Book Review," "Food and Wine" magazine, "Nest "magazine, "New York "magazine, and others.

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