Louis-Ferdinand Céline( 27 May 1894 - 1 July 1961 )
Louis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of Dr. Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches , a French novelist, pamphleteer and physician. He developed a new style of writing that modernized French literature. His most famous work is the 1932 novel, Journey to the End of the Night.
Céline used a working-class, spoken style of language in his writings, and attacked what he considered to be the overly polished, "bourgeois" language of the "academy". His works influenced a broad array of literary figures, not only in France but also in the English-speaking world and elsewhere in the Western World; this includes authors associated with modernism, existentialism, black comedy and the Beat Generation.
However, Céline's vocal support for the Axis powers during the Second World War and his authorship of...