Céline's antisemitic pamphlets will be reissued in 2018

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The financial situation of the widow of the writer could be at the center of this initiative

The financial situation of the widow of the writer could be at the center of this initiative

Lucette Destouches the widow of the 105-year-old writer, has just authorized the reissue of the three anti-Semitic pamphlets of her husband, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, revealed last week the monthlyIncorrect.

Celine had always refused the reissue of the pamphlets, originally published in 1937, 1938 and 1941.

 The volume will bring together "Bagatelles for a massacre", "Ecole des cadavres" and "Les Beaux linis" and should be released in May 2018 at Gallimard, under the title Ecrits polémiques.

It could appear in the Cahiers de la NRF or off-collection, the final decision has not yet been taken. The prefacier should be Pierre Assouline, great specialist of the subject, reported Tuesday theExpress.

In the other French-speaking countries, the reprinting of the pamphlets had already been authorized. Indeed, L'Express recalls that the volume has been on sale in Quebec since 2012.

The financial motive could be at the center of this initiative because the state of the widow of Louis-Ferdinand Céline requires permanent medical assistance, which has a high financial cost that the copyright of the books close could not fill.

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