C line's masterpiece--colloquial, polemic, hyper realistic--boils over with bitter humor and revulsion at society's idiocy and hypocrisy: Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of cruelty and violence that hurtles through the improbable travels of the petit bourgeois (and largely autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu: from the trenches of WWI, to the African jungle, to New York, to the Ford Factory in Detroit, and finally to life in Paris as a failed doctor. Ralph Manheim's pitch-perfect translation captures C line's savage energy, and a dynamic afterword by William T. Vollmann presents a fresh, furiously alive take on this astonishing novel.
- ISBN-13: 9780811216548
- ISBN-10: 0811216543
- Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
- Publish Date: May 2006
- Dimensions: 8 x 5.28 x 1.13 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.94 pounds
- Page Count: 464