New York: New Directions, 1971. Later printing. Paperback. 592pp. Octavo [20.5cm] Paperback. NEW. NEW. Item #17451
From the back cover: "Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Celine's earlier novel Journey to the End of the Night. Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, these two books shocked European literature and world consciousness. Nominally fiction but more rightly called 'creative confessions,' they told of the author's childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of service in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles. Mixing unmitigated despair with Gargantuan comedy, they also created a new style, in which invective and obscenity were laced with phrases of unforgettable poetry."