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Andre Gide is one of the most representative of twentieth- century French writers. His L'Immoraliste is, in many respects, the most moving and imaginative of his works. The situations depicted are vividly concrete and rich in suggestion. It raises problems of responsibility and freedom, experience and understanding, ethics and action, truth and misrepresentation, and sincerity and rationalization. The subtle underlying interplay of form and intent permits interpretation on several levels according to the intellectual maturity of the reader. The extensive beginning essay in English is designed to alert readers to the many provocative facets of the novel. The editors' notes and vocabulary are never perfunctory; they illuminate, orient, stimulate.
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Andre Gide (1869-1951) was a French author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. He began his writings at the start of the symbolist movement and was most widely known for his fictional and autobiographical works. Among his best-known works are "The Counterfeiters, The Immoralist, Lafcadio's Adventures, Strait Is the Gate, "and the "Journals. "
Andre Gide lived in Paris. Andre Gide was born in 1869 and died in 1951.
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Excellent Introduction to the world of Gide Nov 30, 2003
This book is actually quite accessible to the student of French, compared to many of Gide's other works. It is an excellent introduction to Gide, and comprises an essential part of any student of literature's repertoire. It is still very relevant to our times, and while not as avant-garde or shocking as it must have been at the time of its publication, it is still a fascinating look at human morality and social mores.
L'immoraliste Dec 1, 2002
Complicated structure. Was difficult to read even at the advanced level. Very depressing story.