Published in English seven years after his death (LJ 11/15/68), this is considered one of Celine's darkest novels. It is also autobiographical. Like the author, the novel's central character is a Nazi collaborator who is nonetheless destroyed by them. This translation won a National Book Award.
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"Castle to Castle [is] a literary event of the first order." -- Newsweek
"Castle to Castle proves how appallingly up to date its dead appalling author is. . . . Cline's style consists of outcries and exclamations, groans and curses, all in white heat, separated by dots which like machine-gun bullets mow down even the mitigating orderliness of grammar." -- Nation
"Celine's mastery in creating one of the truly cathartic experiences of contemporary literature is indisputable." -- Saturday Review
"Cline walks into great literature as other men walk into their own homes." -- Atlantic Monthly
"Cline's experiences have not mellowed him. Here, as in all his novels, . . . he hates everybody, regardless of race, creed or color. If anyone is singled out, it is his publishers, whose limousines, he says, grow even longer, while their authors, in rags, cling behind like pitiful hitchhikers. . . . the translation is a masterpiece." -- New York Times Book Review
I purchased this as a gift for my son. My 4 stars is based on what he has told me. He is a big fan of Louis Ferdinand Celine.Published 13 months ago by Jennifer Booth
This is easily one of the finest books that I have read so far in 2014. Too bad I can't give it six stars. This writing style is quite unique but not at all hard to follow. Read morePublished 17 months ago by William K. Dearth
I read somewhere that Michelangelo considered his artistic oeuvre--all the paintings and sculpture taken together--as one great work, each a sustained whole, and yet fragments of a... Read morePublished on October 4, 2007 by Mark Nadja
After reading Journey and Patrick McCarthy's biography of Celine, I was prepared for his later work, and eager to find out about Siegmaringen through Celine's inimitable style. Read morePublished on January 25, 2005 by John L Murphy
Louis-Ferdinand Celine is honestly one of the few writers who really really makes me laugh. You gotta love this French S.O.B.'s outrages. Who else has this audacity? Mama Mia!Published on October 23, 2001 by Alex Sydorenko
Published in English seven years after his death, this is considered one of Celine's darkest novels. It is also autobiographical. Read morePublished on October 3, 2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Castle is a book that Celine felt he had to write before he died,...in it he describes his flight from France in 1944 and engages the reader with the last vision of the dying... Read morePublished on June 8, 2000