The School of Cadavers was published in 1938 by Éditions Denoël.
On May 10, 1939, Céline and her publisher Robert Denoël decided to withdraw it from sale, although the Marchandeau decree-law did not target them directly. It was republished during the occupation in 1941 and 1942.
The book, like Celine's other anti-Semitic pamphlets, Les Beaux Draps from 1941 and Bagatelles pour un massacre de 1937, is nowhere to be found in France, except in libraries. Lucette Destouches, widow of the writer, opposes any reissue, wishing to respect the wishes of Céline, who did not want these texts to be republished after 1945.
They are, however, the subject of a critical edition in Canada (editions 8) and in 2017, Gallimard initially announced that it would reissue it in May 2018, after agreement from Lucette Destouches.
The editor then backtracked, believing "that the methodological and memorial conditions are not met to consider it calmly".
This book is a clandestine reissue, dated 1975, and limited to 300 copies (note and information relating to the order, produced by Christian Le Vraux, supplied with the copy)
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Louis-Ferdinand Céline
- Book Title
- L'école des cadavres
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 20.5×14 cm