Monday, March 5, 2007
Recently an Italian classmate of mine told me that if someone was looking for a book to change their lives, Journey to the End of the Night by Céline would fit the bill. I haven't read it myself, I was always unsure if Céline was a man or a woman? Turns out he's a man. Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The hero Ferdinand Bardamu is pessimimistic and misanthropic, if that's your cup of tea. Perhaps some see him as a realist? It sounds too grim for my liking.
"Life hides everything from people. Their own noise prevents them from hearing anything else. They couldn't care less. The bigger and taller the city, the less they care." - Céline