Rigodon

Rigodon A Rigodon Celine lavor lentamente con fatica indugiando per settimane tra continue cancellature e pentimenti Il mattino del primo luglio comunic alla moglie e all editore Gallimard che il libro

  • Title: Rigodon
  • Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline Giuseppe Guglielmi
  • ISBN: 9788806186821
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Rigodon Celine lavor lentamente, con fatica, indugiando per settimane tra continue cancellature e pentimenti Il mattino del primo luglio 1961 comunic alla moglie e all editore Gallimard che il libro era finito Alle diciotto dello stesso giorno un emorragia cerebrale lo uccise Le prime venti pagine sono ambientate nella casa di Meudon, alla periferia di Parigi, dovA Rigodon Celine lavor lentamente, con fatica, indugiando per settimane tra continue cancellature e pentimenti Il mattino del primo luglio 1961 comunic alla moglie e all editore Gallimard che il libro era finito Alle diciotto dello stesso giorno un emorragia cerebrale lo uccise Le prime venti pagine sono ambientate nella casa di Meudon, alla periferia di Parigi, dove Celine deve affrontare giornalisti e scocciatori di ogni tipo, ossessionato dall invasione dell Europa da parte dei cinesi e dalla scomparsa della razza bianca Poi il libro diventa la rievocazione di un viaggio di tre personaggi Celine, sua moglie e il gatto B bert, attraverso quel cumulo di macerie in fiamme che era la Germania del 1944 45 il viaggio disperato attraverso il crollo del nazismo, verso l agognata Danimarca soprattutto una formidabile macchina stilistica scatenata da una personalit fortemente paranoica.

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    1. Céline completed this final instalment in his trilogy a day before his death . . . so much for that happy retirement . . . this book (and apparently all of his novels) have a fragmented nouveau roman approach: breaking the text into unpunctuated sentences connected via ellipses . . . like this . . . and this . . . to convey the flow of thoughts and speech . . . and to do away with that bothersome process of having to . . . you know . . . polish really good sentences . . . if only Updike had don [...]

    2. «Rigodon : Danse servant de conclusion à la plupart des déplacements des danseurs et termine en point d'orgue le phrasé musical. »Rigodon, c’est le point d’orgue du style émotif de Céline. La conclusion à la trilogie allemande. La fin de cette danse entre les bombes de la RAF dans une Allemagne dévastée par la fin de la seconde guerre mondiale. C’est aussi, le dernier livre de Céline, qu’il a terminé le jour de sa mort. Une conclusion envers et contre tous. C’est un récit [...]

    3. "No syntax, no style! he doesn't say anything any more! he doesn't dare!"Ah, the turpitude! that's a shameless lie! . . . I've got oodles of style! . . . that's right! . . . what's more, I'll make the rest of them unreadable! . . . every last one of them! wilted impotents! rotten with prizes and manifestoes! I can lay my plans in all security, the epoch belongs to me! I am Literature's favorite child! anyone who doesn't imitate me is through! . . . no doubt about it! okay, let's see where we are [...]

    4. This book is beyond weird. It has a feel of magical realism when you read it of events taking place in a supposedly real world setting that are too fantastical to really happen but then when you stop to think about them, you realise that there's nothing really implausible or magical about anything that actually happens it's just a sense from the rhythm of the story constructed around them. The sense of disconnection may be helped along by the infuriating writing all those ellipses! Every third w [...]

    5. Un livre que j'ai lu une première fois il y a bien longtemps maintenant, c'était le premier ouvrage de Céline que j'abordais. Je déconseille donc formellement sa lecture avant au moins d'avoir lu "Nord" et "D'un château l'autre", ça n'aurait presque aucun intérêt. Mais maintenant que je les ai lus, j'ai bien apprécié Rigodon qui complète, qui éclaircit encore un peu les péripéties de Céline dans l'Allemagne nazi qui perd la guerre 39-45, dans une ruée vers le nord. J'adore toujou [...]

    6. There seems to be some debate over whether this final instalment of Celine's end of war trilogy was really finished (he died the day after, on one account). It doesn't matter. It's a pared-down version of how he often wrote in the past, but not necessarily bad for all that, and has some really wonderful touches. As with much of his work, it ends on an odd note that is affecting without seeking to provide "closure". I've read this book five or six times and always get something new from it.

    7. It is, shockingly, this trilogy of 'flight' -- and not Voyage or even Mort -- that is, in my opinion, Céline's true masterpiece. just stunning. and of these, Rigadoon is the greatest of the triad.

    8. A French man and his wife travel across Germany at the end of WW2, as the country is being destroyed. They are trying to get to Denmark. This book opens a brief little window into the always fascinating chaos and hell of postwar Germany. However the author frequently interrupts this autobiographical narrative to go on angry racist tirades, or to complain about his personal enemies. It was definitely a mistake to include these tirades in the finished novel, but it's still Celine. And even at the [...]

    9. "… sempre proprio avuto il sentimento che avrei mai dovuto esistere" (p. 65)"… per quello che mi riguarda, io rifletto, sterilizzato da diecimila odî, tranquillo che non darò fastidio a nessuno, ancora per un pezzo dopo morto, la mia umilissima messa ai vermi, i miei veri soli seri amatori" (p. 207)

    10. Céline's deranged & damaged WWII travels escaping from France (he was a nazi sympathizer) into Germany. Contrary to what one might expect, Céline writes of trying to help people as a doctor, & is, as the bk description here says, "compassionate". Maybe he was just trying to cover his ass in case he was caught. The writing technique is somewhat disjointed - mostly phrases separated by ellipses. Reminds me of Burroughs' cut-ups in its harshness & fragmentation.

    11. celine getting hit with a brick, celine on trains, celine mad about chinese people celine's cat eating meatball, celine taking care of a bunch of disabled kids, all with the trademark vitriol , 3 dots lots of thrills goodread

    12. celines racisim was so strong an powerful that even the vichy nazi propogandists got all hot and flustered but nowadays all it takes is a little colonial blowback and a couple of chinamen pooping in the sacre coeur and suddenly every selfrespecting frenchman is voting front national. smh

    13. Disons, que ce n'est pas le meilleur Céline. Pas mal d'incohérences, un style un peu trop outré. On sent que le produit n'est pas fini.A sa décharge, il n'a pas eu le temps de le finaliser ou plutôt de le "monter". Il est mort avant

    14. Only a dyed in the wool Celine fan will like or even undersand his one. But it's a great read and funny as hell.

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