Louis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches (27 May 1894 – 1 July 1961). He was a French novelist, pamphleteer and physician. The name Céline was the first name of his grandmother. He is considered one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, developing a new style of writing that modernized both French and world literature.
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“When youre not used to comfort and good things to eat, youre intoxicated by them in no time. Truths only too pleased to leave you. Very littles ever needed for Truth to let go of you. And after all, youre not really very keen to keep hold of it.”
—Louis-Ferdinand Céline (18941961)