Cannon Fodder. Louis Ferdinand Celine.

July 18, 2021

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Louis Ferdinand Celine. Cannon Fodder

Cannon-Fodder is an unfinished novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The largely autobiographical narrative is set before World War II, and roughly continues where Céline’s 1936 novel Death on Credit ended. Much of the novel disappeared in 1944. Surviving fragments have been published from 1948 and onward, the main part in book form in 1949.[1] quoted from Wikipedia.


My copy is the first English Edition published in 1988. Celine’s apartment was looted by French patriots upon the liberation of Paris and parts of the novel may have been lost at that time.

There was a time when I consumed his novels. When you are young you can absorb so much…but the bleakness of Celine’s world is too much for me these days.

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