Should i read something of Céline before read Pulp?

Discussion in 'All things Bukowski' started by Juan, May 26, 2012.

  1. Hi i have been looking this forum but i never join because english is not my language, but i want to ask you something.
    Somebody lend me Pulp but i dont know how much references about Céline works it have, so i have Journey to the End of the Night, you recommend me to read Céline book first or not?
    Thanks.
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  2. d gray

    d gray tried to do his best but could not Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    from what i hear you should read anything before pulp. :DD
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  3. Bukfan

    Bukfan "The law is wrong; I am right" Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    No, you don't have to read Céline first, because there's no real references to his work in Pulp.
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  4. roni

    roni Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    as Bukfan has it.
    He isn't referencing any of Célines work there, only the person.

    I personally found 'Journey' an unpleasant read, maybe due to a bad translation. Think it's more interesting to read, what Bukowski said ABOUT Céline (e.g. in the letters) than reading Céline himself.
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  5. Ponder

    Ponder Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    Hey now. "Voyage" and "Mort" are among the best novels of the 20th century.
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