100 Top Millennium Books
This novel was written by a man as unusual as his book. A doctor who's been writing his first book for three years using hours stolen from the night, sleep, sick and polyclinics. He was writing, as he lived, about his years of youth, the First World War, Africa and America, his work as a doctor in the Paris suburb, one word, a lonely stranger, possessed by his own himers and in an eternal conflict with the surrounding world. In 1932, the novel was stunning, albeit scandalous, and was translated into many languages immediately. And today, he is capable of shocking the reader of the truth about war and peace, the man who, free of all illusions, can never find himself.