It tells the story of a multitude of characters, each of which symbolizes the different incarnations of the author, declaims all philosophical theories on the novel and art and human relations and develops them up to convince the reader, just before continuing in another character taken in a new context generally an idea that has everything contradictory and which appears to us just as right. In the end the story shows the meeting of various personalities of the author. The story in itself is that of two young friends a few weeks before their examination of the baccalaureate which, leaving high school in the s, live an adventure that could be described as astonishing literary. They will continue the adventure together but we will have their points of view to both, on each side, which will give us the impression of two parallel paths rather than a common history. In the inter-war that exploits this novel, we applaud a fair and exciting painting of the freedom of spirit, of creation, of artistic movement of that time when we caught our breath of a war passed and where the emotion was tending to fall back, where we were finally rebuilding, and where morals tend to be liberalized. In the novel, the author gives us to see a literary meeting where we see some great figures of the time, like Alfred Jarry who looks at this moment of a man overbearing, crazy and slightly offbeat reality by this original character that he plays in society.

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After the prince dies, El Hadj conceals the truth and, forced to become a prophet, he leads the men home. Isabelle — - The tale of a young man whose studies take him to the remote country home of an eccentric family, where he falls in love with a portrait of their absent daughter. As he unravels the mystery of her absence, he is forced to abandon his passionate ideal. The plot also involves a gang of French confidence-men who pose as Catholic priests and scam wealthy Catholics by telling them that the Pope has been captured by Freemasons and replaced with an impostor, and that large sums of money are needed in order to rescue the real Pope.

La Symphonie Pastorale — The Pastoral Symphony - - A story of the illicit love between a pastor and the blind orphan whom he rescues from poverty and raises in his own home. His attempt to shield her from the knowledge of evil ends in tragedy. Les faux-monnayeurs — The Counterfeiters - - An honest treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle-class France.

As a young writer Edouard attempts to write a novel called Les Faux Monnayeurs, he and his friends Olivier and Bernard pursue a search for knowledge in themselves and their relationships.

Robert — A tripartite and delicate dissection of a marriage, as evidenced through the journals of a man, his wife and their daughter. And then later the recognition of his many weaknesses, the desire to leave him - and concomitantly the Catholic faith. And lastly their daughter Genevieve recalls an incident in her youth, in no way connected with the drama played out between her parents Overall, a not always integrated La Ramier — - - Published posthumously by his daughter.

Describes a wild erotic night between Gide and a young man named Ferdinand based on an actual encounter the author had. In the first part, Gide describes his visits to southern Italy, a farm in Normandy, and various locales in North Africa.

The persistent theme is living in the present and soaking up sensations and experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant The second part, written when Gide was in his sixties, is an endorsement of his youthful philosophy, as well as a broader comment on its religious and political context. Les nouvelles nourritures — - "A reprise of certain of the major themes of the first Nourritures.

Gide Regretted its publication. Philoctetes was left behind by Odysseus and his men after his wound from a snake bite began to stink. Le roi Candaule — King Candaule - - Taken from stories in Herodotus and Plato, the Lydian King Candaule believes his wife to be the most beautiful woman and wishes to show her off to the humble fisherman Gyges.

Gide wrote this in , and it was published in book form in France in Et Nunc Manet in Te - - translated as Madeleine - - The original title comes from a quote of the Roman poet Virgil - referring to Orpheus and his lost wife Eurydice - meaning "And now she remains in you. While she was alive, Gide had excluded all references to his wife in his writings.

This was published after her death. The exotic country of North Africa enraptures Gide - the enchantment of the souk, the narrow odorous streets, the hashish dens, the glowing colors of sky, the desert itself.

Voyage au Congo — Travels in the Congo - Among other things his report contained a documented account of the inhuman treatment of African laborers by the companies that held exploiting concessions in the colonies.

This indictment had obviously political overtones which tended to make Gide the ally of the anti-colonialist, anti-capitalist left. Philosophical and religious writings[ edit ] Corydon — - Four Socratic-style dialogues that explore the nature of homosexuality and its place in society. Numquid et tu. Un esprit non prevenu - An Unprejudiced Mind - A praise of influence — only weaker artists fear the influence of other minds — the strong artist embraces it.

Essai sur Montaigne — Living Thoughts of Montaigne - Morceaux choisis - Incidences —


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His new freedom did not derive from the surgical removal of a swollen superego but from gaining a measure of control over it and, above all, displacing the powerful sense of responsibility onto a different set of moral imperatives. The Counterfeiters is a highly moral book, even in the most old-fashioned sense: there are "good" characters and "bad" ones and, in general, things work out well for the good and badly for the bad. This apparently hedonistic dictum is only superficially scandalous; the license given by "happiness" is withdrawn in advance by "God. The proviso at the end about going "up hill" is equivalent to the earlier one about God. Gide is the most moral of immoralists. Bernard does go up hill in the book, literally so in the Alps.


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