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Céline's Imaginative Space


Prof. Jane Carson and Volkmar Sander

This book describes the imaginative space in which the novels of Louis-Ferdinand Céline take place. There is the labyrinth of conscious space and the hellish underground of subconscious space, with the passage between the two described as a fall. In exploring the underground, the narrators find the creative fire which lights up the darkness. The entire adventure unfolds in a time which is perceived to be an endless waiting for the dawn.
Contents: Spatial imagery: labyrinth, fall, underground - Creative fire found in darkness of night - Perception of time as waiting for dawn.