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READ CELINE AS YOU WILL, THEN…
IF HE IS DEEMED INCONSISTENT THEN IT IS THE WORLD HE RESIDED IN WHICH WAS/IS SO…RE-CALL THE POLICING OF JEWS BY THE JEWS THEMSELVES IN THE WARSAW GHETTO???? ETC…
QUOTE IN REFERENCE TO HIS OWN STANDING: nothing but a hodgepodge of filth like me, rheumy, flea-bitten, aloof, who, chased by hunger, plague, tumors, and cold, ran aground here, arriving broken from the four corners of the earth. They couldn’t keep going because the ocean stood in their way. That’s France and that’s the French…. Vicious and spineless, raped, robbed, gutted, and always halfwits…. We don’t change a bit! Neither our socks nor our masters nor our opinions or, if we do, too late to have it matter. We’re born followers and die of it! Soldiers without pay, heroes for all humanity, talking monkeys, tortured words, we’re the minions of King Misery! We’re in his grasp! When we’re foolish, he squeezes…. His fingers forever around our necks, it’s hard to speak…. No way to live….
Thus Jean Giono said of Céline’s writing, “If Céline had truly believed what he wrote, he would have killed himself.”