By (author) Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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Semmelweis by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Book DescriptionCeline is best known for his early novels Journey to the End of the Night (1932) and Death on the Instalment Plan (1936), but this delirious, fanatical and unreasonable account of the life of Semmelweiss predates them both. Ignacz Semmelweiss (1818-1865) was a doctor, now regarded as the father of the cure to antisepsis. His fellow doctors rejected both his reasoning and his methods, thereby causing many thousands of deaths in maternity wards across Europe. While originally written as a thesis towards his medical doctorate in 1924, it was not published until 1936.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781900565479
(170mm x 148mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Atlas Press
Publisher: Atlas Press
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Louis-Ferdinand Celine
London Bridge, Paperback (November 2012)
Written in his trademark style - a headlong rush of slang, brusque observation and quirky lyricism, delivered in machine-gun bursts of prose and ellipses - Celine re-creates the dark days during the Great War with sordid verisimilitude and desperate hilarity.
Journey to the End of the Night, Paperback (September 2012)
First published in 1932, Journey to the End of the Night was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and a turning point in French literature. This edition contains a foreword by John Banville.
Guignol's Band, Paperback (March 2012)
Often considered to be Celine's funniest work, Guignol's Band showcases its author's idiosyncratic style at its finest, frantically blending slang, invective, onomatopoeia with literary language, and bridging the gap between gritty realism and absurd mysticism.
Normance, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
"Celine's mastery in creating one of the truly cathartic experiences of contemporary literature is indisputable." Saturday Review
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