A recently published text reveals that French literary giant Louis-Ferdinand Céline once lamented that Adolf Hitler had not eradicated the English language.
the Journey to the edge of the night The author is considered by many to be the most influential French author of the last century.
Celine, who died in 1961 at the age of 67, remains a controversial figure in history, however, due to her anti-Semitic views and her advocacy of a military alliance with Nazi Germany.
French newspaper Le Figaro This week he got a full copy of PidenticalInterview with the author in 1960.
according to OnceIn the interview, Celine said that Hitler’s great mistake was not to “obliterate England” during World War II.
Hitler did not have the genius of Napoleon. It was experimental [man]Hitler. “He made a mistake the day he didn’t hit England straight away,” he said.
“It was a show. It looked good. He was a star, but he didn’t have a military genius at all.”
These sentiments against the English language are not included in matchThe published article described the author as “funny, bittersweet, and sweet on the heart.”
After the Allied forces landed in Normandy in 1944, Celine fled to Germany and then to Denmark, where he lived in exile.
Six years later, a French court found the author guilty of collaboration, but a military court subsequently pardoned the author on the basis of his status as a disabled veteran.
Of Céline, Maurice Nadeau once wrote: “What Joyce did for the English…what the Surrealists tried to do for the French language, Céline accomplished easily and to great effect.”