Mary Ellen Mark: Tiny, Streetwise Revisited, by Isabelle Allende and others

In “Tiny: Streetwise Revisited,” the photographer Mary Ellen Mark chronicles the life of “Tiny” (Erin Charles), a street kid from Seattle. Continue reading Mary Ellen Mark: Tiny, Streetwise Revisited, by Isabelle Allende and others

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Critical Appraisals: Death on the Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

During the Thirties, Louis-Ferdinand Céline shocked the literary establishment with the release of two novels: Journey to the End of the Night (1932) and Death on the Installment Plan (1936).  Both novels acted as companions to each other, focusing on different parts of re-imagined autobiographical material set within fictional narratives.  Ralph Manheim, the translator of Death on the Installment Plan, dubbed the genre “creative confessions.” The original French title is Mort à crédit, a staccato-sounding title that became translated as Death on Credit by John H. P. Marks.  The book braids together the strands of comedy, despair, and debt, since … Continue reading Critical Appraisals: Death on the Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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