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Conversations with Professor Y

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"Here's the truth, simply stated . . . bookstores are suffering from a serious crisis of falling sales."

So begins the imaginary interview that comprises this novel. Professor Y, the interviewing academic, asks questions that allow Celine, a character in his own book, the chance to rail against convention and defend his idiosyncratic methods. In the course of their outrageous interplay, Celine comes closer to defining and justifying his poetics than in any of his other novels. But this is more than just an interview. As the book moves forward, Professor Y reveals his real identity and the characters travel through the streets of Paris toward a bizarre climax that parodies the author, the critic, and, most of all, the establishment.


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Hardback Editions

June 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: Conversations with Professor Y Bilingual ed
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 0-87451-363-4 / 978-0-87451-363-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brandeis
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Paperback Editions

July 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Conversations with Professor Y (French Literature Series)
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 1-56478-449-5 / 978-1-56478-449-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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