Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s “Voyage au bout de la nuit” (1932)

This is an excerpt from the Gallimard Folio edition of Voyage au bout de la nuit – the book that launched my doctoral dissertation on Céline’s critical reception.

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L’âge d’homme, Michel Leiris’ Autobiographical masterpiece

This is my first edition of L’âge d’homme by Michel Leiris. This book had a profound impact on my conception of how autobiography might be written. Leiris writes as if the danger is so close to his truth, that he risks death like the matador. It’s a grandiose notion of truth and authenticity. However it’s a powerful narrative of his early years.

I recently published an updated scan.
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