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The Ghosts of Céline

4 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

There was something about the anti-writerliness of Céline that attracted many readers at the end of one horrible world war and well into the next. He never tried to elevate himself over his audience as an authority on anything, especially not art or literature; he never went to university or used academic jargon; and he professed to have read few of his fellow living novelists. A G.P. by profession, he suggested that while literature might be good at diagnosing society's problems, if you wanted to do real good, you should focus on ameliorating the individual ailments of one patient at a...
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