By Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Louis C?line, Professor Ralph Manheim
It's Germany close to the tip of worldwide warfare II, the Allies have landed and individuals of the Vichy France govt were sequestered in a labyrinthine fortress, replete with mystery passages and subterranean hideaways. the gang of 1,400 terrified officers, their better halves, mistresses, flunkies, and Nazi protectors—including C?©line, his spouse, their cat, and an actor friend—attempt to put off the postwar reckoning below the consistent risk of air raids and hunger. With an undercurrent of sensual pleasure, C?©line paints a nearly unbearably vibrant photo of human society and the human condition.,br>Called by way of Atlantic per month "the blackest of the black" of C?©line's novels and hailed by means of the Washington publish e-book global for its "intense sympathy with person human beings," fort to fortress is brilliantly rendered in Ralph Manheim's translation, for which he gained the nationwide ebook Award.
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