Conversations with Professor Y

French Literature Series
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Introduction by Stanford Luce

“Here’s the truth, simply stated . . . bookstores are suffering from a serious crisis of falling sales.” So begins the imaginary interview that comprises this novel. Professor Y, the interviewing academic, asks questions that allow Céline, a character in his own book, the chance to rail against convention and defend his idiosyncratic methods. In the course of their outrageous interplay, Céline comes closer to defining and justifying his poetics than in any of his other novels. But this is more than just an interview. As the book moves forward, Professor Y reveals his real identity and the characters travel through the streets of Paris toward a bizarre climax that parodies the author, the critic, and, most of all, the establishment.

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Introduction by Stanford Luce
Publication: French Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 156
ISBN-13: 9781564784490
GTIN13: 9781564784490
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Language: eng
List price: $12.95