Journey to the End of the Night

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Zip Journey to the End of the Night Whoa. Just finished, processing, mulling, wondering…what do I say? How do you prepare someone? Should someone be prepared (I wasn’t)? Imagine the most depressing story you’ve ever read (and I’ve read ALL of McCarthy), narrated by the angriest of narrators (who may mellow, then again, maybe readers simply become hardened), describing circumstances that are necessarily ugly (war, colonial Africa) or merely simply ugly (contemporary culture, old people, young people, other people), but then told with a humor that makes it hard to put down (set down or belittle). The parts that ring true frighten with self-recognition; the parts that ring less true, smack of the absurd to again frighten with self-recognition. And what doesn’t provoke self-recognition provokes dread of foreshadowing (in the novel and in one’s own perspectives).I’d recommend this one to happy people—in the hope they get over it.I’d recommend this one to depressives—so they’d learn just how far they have left to go.I’d recommend this one to…well, I don’t really know who to recommend it to. Maybe you.Unlike anything I’ve read, and it will send me back for more Céline—just not right away.. Journey to the End of the Night are Books Louis Ferdinand Celine s revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism This book shocked most critics when it was first pubLouis Ferdinand Celine s revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism This book shocked most critics when it was first published in France in 1932, but quickly became a success with the reading public in Europe, and later in America where it was first published by New Directions in 1952 The story of the improbable yet convincingly described travels of the petit bourgeois and largely autobiographical antihero, Bardamu, from the trenches of World War I, to the African jungle, to New York and Detroit, and finally to life as a failed doctor in Paris, takes the readers by the scruff and hurtles them toward the novel s inevitable, sad conclusion.. Louis Ferdinand C line, pen name of Dr Louis Ferdinand Destouches, is best known for his works Voyage au bout de la nuit Journey to the End of the Night , and Mort cr dit Death on the Installment Plan His highly innovative writing style using Parisian vernacular, vulgarities, and intentionally peppering ellipses throughout the text was used to evoke the cadence of speech.Louis Ferdinand Destouches was raised in Paris, in a flat over the shopping arcade where his mother had a lace store His parents were poor father a clerk, mother a seamstress After an education that included stints in Germany and England, he performed a variety of dead end jobs before he enlisted in the French cavalry in 1912 two years before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 While serving on the Western Front he was wounded in the head and suffered serious injuries a crippled arm and headaches that plagued him all his life but also winning a medal of honour Released from military service, he studied medicine and emigrated to the USA where he worked as a staff doctor at the newly build Ford plant in Detroit before returning to France and establishing a medical practice among the Parisian poor Their experiences are featured prominently in his fiction.Although he is often cited as one of the most influential and greatest writers of the twentieth century, he is certainly a controversial figure After embracing fascism, he published three antisemitic pamphlets, and vacillated between support and denunciation of Hitler He fled to Germany and Denmark in 1945 where he was imprisoned for a year and declared a national disgrace He then received amnesty and returned to Paris in 1951 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr Henry Miller, William Burroughs, and Charles Bukowski have all cited him as an important influence.Translated Profiles. A viral Books Journey to the End of the Night (...)Τί τρελοκομείο η στερημένη ζωή! Μια τάξη είναι η ζωή, κι η πλήξη είναι ο παιδονόμος της, που διαρκώς σε κατασκοπεύει. πρέπει πάση θυσία να μοιάζεις απασχολημένος με κάτι πολύ συναρπαστικό, ειδάλλως πλακώνει και σου ροκανίζει το μυαλό. ΄Οταν η μέρα δεν είναι τίποτα άλλο από ένα σκέτο εικοσιτετράωρο, δεν υποφέρεται. Μια μακριά, σχεδόν αβάσταχτη ηδονή πρέπει να είναι η μέρα, μία μακριά συνουσία, θες δε θες.Σου κατεβαίνουν λοιπόν σιχαμερές σκέψεις, όσο σ' αποβλακώνει η ανάγκη, όσο μέσα στο κάθε σου δευτερόλεπτο στριμώχνεται ένας πόθος για χίλια άλλα πράγματα, ένας πόθος για αλλού.."Γιγαντιαίος συγγραφέας,μοναδικός και ανεπανάληπτος. Είναι ο γιατρός των αθεράπευτων,των εκτυφλωτικά σκοτεινών ιδεωδών,των βαρύθυμων συνειδησιακά υπάρξεων που ταυτίζονται μαζικά στη μύηση της ψυχής του μέσα στη νύχτα,αθόρυβα και σταδιακά. Ο Σελίν, ωμός,θρασύς,κυνικός,φυλακισμένος,έμπειρος,βίαιος και αθεράπευτα συμφιλιωμένος με την αλήθεια, τη ζοφερή επιθυμία των- ρεαλιστών-να παρηγορηθούν στα βίαια λόγια της τέχνης του και των -ρομαντικών-να εξομοιωθούν με την τραγική παραδοχή του πραγματικού κόσμου. Τα κατάφερε. Με εξουθένωσε. Με πόνεσε. Με μύησε στην συνείδηση του. Με λέρωσε με αίμα. Με βύθισε στο βαθύ σκοτάδι του βόθρου ενός απαθή κυνισμού απόλυτα υπαρκτού. Μου πέταξε πολλή λάσπη φρικτής απεικόνισης της ανθρώπινης απόγνωσης,της μιζέριας,του πόνου, της κατάντιας,της θεραπευμένης λήθης. Με τρόμαξε η μετουσίωση της γνώσης του σε ΑΠΟΓΝΩΣΗ. Δεν υπάρχει ελπίδα,ούτε νόημα οντολογικό. Δεν υπάρχει αγάπη,όνειρο,ευχαρίστηση,πληρότητα. Δεν υπάρχει ζωή-ιδιαιτέρως για τους φτωχούς και τους διαφορετικούς-απο κάθε άποψη,που τους ορίζουν οι βάρβαροι και οι δυνατοί του κόσμου αυτού. Τα μηνύματα του Ταξιδιού στο αναρχικό σκοτάδι θα είναι τα λάβαρα των απανταχού καταπιεσμένων και πνευματικά πεινασμένων. Η αγάπη αποδεδειγμένα είναι μόνο ένα άλλοθι, μια υποκρισία,μια κοροϊδία που σκοπό έχει να ανακουφίζει τα κτηνώδη ανθρώπινα ένστικτα. Δεν υπάρχει καμία αξία,κανένα ιδεώδες. Αισθήματα,πεποιθήσεις,συνειδήσεις,βαθιά νοήματα,ιδανικά, αποτελούν όλα το Νόημα του Ταξιδιού.Ενός Ταξιδιού που οδηγεί στο απόλυτο μηδέν. Σε έναν ατελεύτητο κύκλο γύρω απο την ύπαρξη μας μέσα στον όλεθρο της καθημερινότητας. Ειρηνικής ή πολεμικής καθημερινότητας,που έχει πάντα έναν κοινό εχθρό: το δέος μπροστά στην αλήθεια του αφανισμού μας ως πνευματικές και υλικές υπάρξεις και την κόπωση μπροστά στη ζωή. Μια ζωή που καταδίκασε την ανθρωπότητα να νοσεί ανίατα. Μια ζωή αποδομημένη,ανοιχτή προς την πύλη του θανάτου και φιλική με τους κανόνες της υλικής εσχατολογίας. Μια ζωή ανθρώπινη και εξεγερμένη μα καθόλου ανθρωπιστική και ελεύθερη. "Εσκεμμένη άρνηση παντός νοήματος, που καταλήγει,παρ'όλα αυτά,αδιαλείπτως,σε ένα νόημα:ΤΗΝ ΚΑΤΑΡΑ ΤΟΥ ΝΑ ΕΙΣΑΙ ΣΑΚΑΤΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΝΟΗΜΑΤΟΣ"Αυτό το συγκλονιστικό βιβλίο,θα μπορούσε να χαρακτηριστεί αντιμυθιστόρημα. Δεν μετουσιώνει,δεν καθοδηγεί,δεν φωτίζει,δεν ελπίζει,δεν εξιλεώνει. Σου δίνει λίγο χρόνο εκμάθησης της ζωής, δηλαδή σου κόβει εισιτήριο για να μπεις στην ουρά της ματαιοπονίας του θανάτου. Είναι γεμάτο πικρία,λοιδορία και σαρκασμό προς όλους. Ανοίγει τις σάπιες κοιλιές του καπιταλισμού,του σοσιαλισμού, του χριστιανισμού και πετάει εξω τα βρομερά εντόσθια όλων των κλεπτοκρατικών κοιλαράδων που κρατούν τους φτωχούς στη βροχή και τους πλούσιους στη λιακάδα. Άλλωστε το Ταξίδι σε προϊδεάζει εξαρχής: Τίποτα δεν φωτίζει το Σκότος. Ο φόβος του θανάτου πυορροεί συνεχώς αλλά δεν μπορεί με τίποτα να παραχαραχτεί αυτό το Ταξίδι. Είναι μοναδικό και διαχρονικό. Υποκλίνομαι γιατρέ στην αλήθεια σου και στα λερά ακαδημαϊκά σου εφόδια. Υποκλίνομαι στην ηγεμονική σου τρέλα και την απίστευτη πικρία που σε εμπόδισε προφανώς να εμφανιστείς ως ελευθερωτής. Δέσμιος και συ. Δέσμιοι και μεις. Αυτό το τραγούδι μου κόλλησε στο μυαλό διαβάζοντας τις πρώτες ακόμα σελίδες του Ταξιδιού. «Τώρα θα δεις μες στης ψυχής τα υπόγειατραπέζι με ψωμί, νερό κι αλάτιτώρα που δεν υπάρχουνε διόδιαπου πέφτει σαν ζεστή βροχή η αγάπη». Διαβάστε το.Καλή ανάγνωση. Πολλούς ασπασμούς!!

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  • Louis-Ferdinand Céline Ralph Manheim William T. Vollmann Post author

    Louis Ferdinand C line, pen name of Dr Louis Ferdinand Destouches, is best known for his works Voyage au bout de la nuit Journey to the End of the Night , and Mort cr dit Death on the Installment Plan His highly innovative writing style using Parisian vernacular, vulgarities, and intentionally peppering ellipses throughout the text was used to evoke the cadence of speech.Louis Ferdinand Destouches was raised in Paris, in a flat over the shopping arcade where his mother had a lace store His parents were poor father a clerk, mother a seamstress After an education that included stints in Germany and England, he performed a variety of dead end jobs before he enlisted in the French cavalry in 1912 two years before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 While serving on the Western Front he was wounded in the head and suffered serious injuries a crippled arm and headaches that plagued him all his life but also winning a medal of honour Released from military service, he studied medicine and emigrated to the USA where he worked as a staff doctor at the newly build Ford plant in Detroit before returning to France and establishing a medical practice among the Parisian poor Their experiences are featured prominently in his fiction.Although he is often cited as one of the most influential and greatest writers of the twentieth century, he is certainly a controversial figure After embracing fascism, he published three antisemitic pamphlets, and vacillated between support and denunciation of Hitler He fled to Germany and Denmark in 1945 where he was imprisoned for a year and declared a national disgrace He then received amnesty and returned to Paris in 1951 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr Henry Miller, William Burroughs, and Charles Bukowski have all cited him as an important influence.Translated Profiles

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  • Whoa Just finished, processing, mulling, wondering what do I say How do you prepare someone Should someone be prepared I wasn t Imagine the most depressing story you ve ever read and I ve read ALL of McCarthy , narrated by the angriest of narrators who may mellow, then again, maybe readers simply become hardened , describing circumstances that are necessarily ugly war, colonial Africa or merely simply ugly contemporary culture, old people, young people, other people , but then told with a humor [...]


  • Not much music left inside us for life to dance to Our youth has gone to the ends of the earth to die in the silence of the truth And where, I ask you, can a man escape to, when he hasn t enough madness left inside him The truth is an endless death agony The truth is death You have to choose death or lies I ve never been able to kill myself Toni Servillo is Jep Gambardella in The Great BeautyI watched the Italian film The Great Beauty the other day The film opens with a quote by Louis Ferdinand [...]


  • Apparently, for a week or so in June 1997 I either lost my sense of humor or felt some kind of glow of optimism that made me feel the misanthropic subject of this book was boring My principle memories of reading this for the first time were a being bored and b buying a bunch of The Smiths and The Cure tapes at a garage sale For some reason when I saw this book sitting on my bookshelf last week I thought I d give it another try Why I don t know exactly I have lots of unread books, but I felt like [...]


  • From the muddy battlegrounds of the great war and the sweltering infested jungles of French colonial Africa, to his discovery of america where he takes a job in an industrial Detroit and his return to the suburbs of Paris to work as a doctor before finally taking employment in a mental asylum, we follow C line s alter ego Bardamu with a misanthropic first person narrative through the trials and tribulations of life and trying to make sense of the world around him Told as a semi autobiographical [...]


  • just finished reading it and it really feels like it might be the central book of the entire 20th century i see catch 22 and henry miller and william burroughs and kerouac and sartre and beckett and bukowski and vonnegut and hunter s thompson and bret easton ellis and about a million other people celine s voice is just so clear now, standing behind all of them it s not even that i like the book so much though it s ferocious and fun and has a lot of great lines , it s just that it s like this gia [...]


  • Celine s Journey to the End of Night is a towering achievement in literary observation through a narrator incapable of self delusion and a less than stringent filter between his thoughts and his audience Plus, it s funny as hell.The novel reads as the author s travelogue through war torn Europe, remote Africa, industrialized America, and post war France I have no idea how much of Journey to the End of Night is factual and how much is fiction, and I don t care either way At points Celine sounds l [...]




  • Fifteen years of sitting on my bookshelves and I finally get around to reading it This is a little bit sad, because I would have loved this book fifteen years ago, when I believed bitter misanthropy and self indulgent misery were the only true lenses through which humanity should be viewed Of course, I was in high school at the time and it was boarding school at that ,so that explained it.At age thirty two, Journey to the End of the Night set somewhat differently with me Ferdinand Bardamu s mise [...]



  • Our Journey To travel is very useful, it makes the imagination work, the rest is just delusion and pain Our journey is entirely imaginary, which is its strength Celine s first novel begins with the words, Here s how it started and finishes d that would be the end of us In between is a journey that takes in childhood, family life, service in the great war, recuperation in a hospital, an adventure in the heart of darkness of colonial Africa, a liberating voyage across the Atlantic, the glamorous p [...]


  • Bir ngiliz futbol dergisinin d zenledi i 20 Y zy l n en iyi 100 futbolcusu anketinde Tanr n n Eli Diego Armando Maradona listeye 100 S radan girmi ti Futbolu icat eden ngilizlerin 86 d nya kupas ndan beri dinmeyen nefreti b yle bir abuklu a neden olmu tu.Ah u Frans zlar n Frans z hayranl n n g z k r olsun.Edebiyatda da okca listeler yap l r Bu listelerden biri de Le Monde un 20 Y zy l n en iyi 100 kitab listesidir Camus nun Yabanc s n n maalesef birinci oldu u bu listeye Gecenin Sonuna Yolculuk [...]


  • C line was a pretty unsavory human being An anti Semite, a misogynist, pretty much full of hate all around And yet, a fucking amazing writer His French is both beautiful and vulgar, heart rending and repulsive, full of interesting characters and yet completely alone Voyage au bout de la nuit also exists as a graphic novel by Tardi It is a completely unforgettable novel of devastating beauty that needs to be taken for the literature it is without too much concern for the tortured man that created [...]


  • Esistono degli scrittori mediocri e degli scrittori discreti Poi vengono quelli bravi e ancora dopo quelli bravissimi Infine, sull ultimo gradino, c C line.Ho impiegato due mesi per leggere uno dei pi bei libri che mi sia mai capitato tra le mani Una fatica enorme, sul serio Ogni pagina ricca di cinismo, le parole si rincorrono tra annichilimento e comicit come mai nessun altro autore ha osato fare Blasfemo, provocante, immorale, sporco, depravato Ma anche commovente e dolce, fino ad arrivare a [...]


  • Te ekk rle ba lamak istiyorum yorumuma ncelikle b yle bir kitab yazabilecek cesarette biri oldu u i in C line e her r portaj nda on d rt ya ndan beri s rekli olarak tekrar tekrar bu kitab okudu unu s yleyip okumama sebep oldu u i in Hakan G nday a ama bence en nemlisi, bu kadar muhte em bir eviri yapt , o g zelim dipnotlar ekleyerek anla lmad k tek bir nokta b rakmad , insan n akl n ba ndan alan, g l mseten, d nyan n en tatl sons z n yazd i in Yi it Bener e ok, ok, ok te ekk r ediyorum Ba lamada [...]


  • Nas l ba layaca z bakal mYKY de onyedinci bask s n yapm Gecenin Sonuna Yolculuk, kolay bir kitap de il ncelikle ta mak ok zor, Kaz m Ta kent Klasikler Dizisi nin kapak tasar m ve ka tlar na hayran m Fakat kitab yan mda ta makta ok zorland m, her ne kadar k bir g r n m verse de bu ka d n g z m yordu unu d n yorum Ba ta Hakan G nday olmak zere bir ok yazar etkileyen Celine i okumak i erik a s ndan da zorlay c oldu, ta ma problemi ortaya k nca yata m n kenar na koydum ve geceleri okumaya ba lad m D [...]


  • Questo libro un viaggio allucinante nella bestialit umana, nella solitudine, alla disperata ricerca di senso, di bellezza, di a Tutto inutile, fatica sprecata Buio pesto.C in C line qualcosa di disarmante, che mette a nudo le nostre ipocrisie, le maschere che ci piace indossare la sua sincerit spudorata, sfrontata, impertinente Per quel che vale, io credo che bisogna amare la vita nel modo pi struggente per essere cos profondamente disgustati da tutto.Sono contenta che qualcuno abbia avuto il co [...]




  • This is undoubtedly one of the great novels It is misanthropic in the extreme the author really doesn t like anyone, including himself Often written in the vernacular, brutal, comic and ranging over three continents and a World War There is a strong element of the autobiographical in it It has also influenced great writers than you can shake a sock at The list is a remarkable one Beckett, Sartre briefly Genet, Barthes, Miller, Bukowski, Heller, Vonnegut, Ken Kesey, Kerouac, Gunter Grass, Burrou [...]


  • A full on misanthropic epic, like if E.M Cioran met Thom Yorke for a fly pie in a Nigerian slum C line is a deliberately choppy, lawless stylist, Dostoevskian in his fondness for the nerve racked ellipsis and the hysterical exclamation point tics that would characterise his later, practically unreadable, work Bardamu is the C line stand in whose detached cruelty acts as a necessary galvaniser for his adventures in WWI, French occupied African hinterlands and a stint in a freshly industrialised A [...]


  • The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time When you start hiding from people, it s a sign that you re afraid to play with them That in itself is a disease We should try to find out why we refuse to get cured of loneliness Reading Journey is like listening to a drunk old man the kind one sees in those cowboy movies, telling you why his life sucks He can t talk about a woman without talking about her legs and there are women he menti [...]



  • Warning If you ve experienced melancholia or been diagnosed with depression, reading this novel may be inadvisable.3.7 stars A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word Ralph Waldo EmersonFrom Journey to the End of the Night The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time I cannot refrain from doubting that there exist any genuine realizations of our deepest character except war and illness, those two infinities of nightmare.Thi [...]


  • All you who are reading these very lines right now, are waiting for a review, an analysis maybe of Journey to the End of the Night, I bet Well, I regret to say that I ll most probably disappoint you In fact and I don t mean to talk down the admittedly great job some reviewers have done here I don t think one can properly review this book You can talk about it or the way you felt reading it but the true essence of it should be experienced through reading it and not some ridiculous review a loser [...]


  • Il momento in cui si legge determinante, lo stesso libro letto a distanza di anni non pi lo stesso, come una persona, come un luogo Di recente ripenso spesso a Viaggio al termine della notte di Louis Ferdinand Celine La sua lettura non fu una passeggiata A met fra il delirio e il trattato filosofico, con passi cos ermetici da risultare incomprensibili, uno di quei libri che ti porta effettivamente da un posto ad un altro della tua anima Il suo autore il folle pi lucido di tutta la letteratura La [...]


  • The sunsets in that African hell proved to be fabulous They never missed As tragic every time as a monumental murder of the sun But the marvel was too great for one man alone For a whole hour the sky paraded in great delirious spurts of scarlet from end to end after that the green of the trees exploded and rose up in quivering trails to meet the first stars Then the whole horizon turned gray again and then red, but this time a tired red that didn t last long That was the end All the colors fell [...]


  • Journey to the End of the Night was not what I expected Based on the cover art and description, I had prepared myself for a grim and sombre voyage to the depths of human depravity Maybe the book simply hasn t aged well, but I thought it was really quite tame not at all the literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism that is promised in the description And where it does try to push the boundaries, it seems to do so in a very superficial way for cheap adolescent shock value rather [...]


  • A long, beautiful, hilarious, vile, cynical rant about everything and everyone Bile drips from every page.The author surrogate travels from Paris to the hellscape of the first world war to the dank oppressive heat of a colonial jungle, and the gleaming lonely crowds of New York and Detroit The author has a keen eye for the ugliness and bitterness and loneliness of modern living, and takes his time to appreciate and lovingly describe each thing he hates.This is a fascinating book Christ, what an [...]


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