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The Immoralist
Andre Gide
0142180025
Aug 2001
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Book Review
With today's headlines and talk shows, it takes a lot to shock a reader--certainly more than was required in 1902, when André Gide's The Immoralist was first published. What was seen then as a story of dereliction translates today into a tale of introspection and fierce self-discovery. While traveling to Tunis with his new bride, the Parisian scholar Michel is overcome by tuberculosis. As he slowly convalesces, he revels in the physical pleasures of living and resolves to forgo his studies of the past in order to experience the present--to let "the layers of acquired knowledge peel away from the mind like a cosmetic and reveal, in patches, the naked flesh beneath, the authentic being hidden there."

But this is not the Michel his colleagues knew, nor the man Marceline married, and he must hide his new...



Gide
Germaine Bree
0313247978
March 1985
Hardcover
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Review
“A large part of Andre Gide's work has been put into English, and it is therefore good to have, now, this English version of Professor Bree's excellent critical study.... Miss Bree, a stout defender of Gide as an artist and person, has here written a careful and thorough account of his abundant and varied works: autobiographical tales, novels, theatrical pieces. It is recommended for larger public libraries and academic collections.”–Library Journal

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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Andre Gide
Naomi Segal
0198159765
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gide's sexuality was explicitly central to everything he wrote, but it was complex, moved as much by undesire as desire and the fascination for crime, education, virtue, or play. Naomi Segal traces the fluidity of motivation throughout his fiction and nonfiction, through the analogy of the
mechanical processes of the male body.


Gide
Claude Martin
2020234912

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Language Notes
Text: French


Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
Edgar Allan Poe
0785814531
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This collection of 73 short stories and 48 poems includes such masterpieces as The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and Murders in the Rue Morgue. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Judge Not
Andre Gide
0252028449
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Andr Gide's lifelong fascination with the conventions of society led naturally to a strong interest in France's judicial system. At the age of sixty Gide published Judge Not, a collection of writings detailing his own experiences with the law as well as his thoughts on truth, justice, and judgment. Gide's obsession with crime and punishment was not just a morbid hobby; rather, it struck at the heart of his themes as a writer. In the literary tradition of Dostoyevsky and Conrad, Gide frequently used criminals as central characters to explore human nature and the individual's place in society. In the first essay in Judge Not, "A Memoir of the Assize Court," Gide writes about his experience as a juror in several trials, including that of an arsonist (Gide actively sought jury duty, so great was his interest in legal...


Immoralist
Andre Gide
0679741917
February 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
With today's headlines and talk shows, it takes a lot to shock a reader--certainly more than was required in 1902, when André Gide's The Immoralist was first published. What was seen then as a story of dereliction translates today into a tale of introspection and fierce self-discovery. While traveling to Tunis with his new bride, the Parisian scholar Michel is overcome by tuberculosis. As he slowly convalesces, he revels in the physical pleasures of living and resolves to forgo his studies of the past in order to experience the present--to let "the layers of acquired knowledge peel away from the mind like a cosmetic and reveal, in patches, the naked flesh beneath, the authentic being hidden there."

But this is not the Michel his colleagues knew, nor the man Marceline married, and he must hide his new...



Journals 1889-1913
Andre Gide
0252069293
Oct 2000
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Andre and Oscar: The Literary Friendship of Andre Gide and Oscar Wilde
Jonathan Fryer
0312303874
December 1998
Paperback
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Journals, 1914-1927
Andre Gide
0252069307
Oct 2000
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Journals, 1889-1949
Andre Gide
0252069315
Oct 2000
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Andre Gide: A Life in the Present
Alan Sheridan
0674003934
October 2000
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From Library Journal
Sheridans biography of Andr Gide (18691951) answers a need for a thorough, well-documented study of the French Nobelists life, including insightful analyses of his literary works. Sheridan (Michel Foucault: The Will to Truth, Routledge, 1993) rightfully acknowledges the futility of strict adherence to literary history in interpreting Gides work, but he does delineate the process by which the author transmutes the material of his life into the work. Sheridan perceptively examines the structure of each of Gides works and their relation to each other. Gide, a homosexual, married his first cousin Madeleine Rondeaux, but the marriage was never consummated. At age 43, he fathered a daughter with a friend, a woman who did not want marriage. Although he had many sexual dalliances with adolescents and young men, the most...


Journals, 1939-1949
Andre Gide
0252069323
Oct 2000
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Perverse Midrash: Oscar Wilde, Andre Gide, and Censorship of Biblical Drama
Katherine Brown Downey
0826416217
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Oscar Wilde's Salome and Andre Gide's Saul have been considered critically in the traditional contexts of authorial oeuvre, biography, or "thought." These plays have been treated with embarrassed respect, dealt with only because of the importance of their authors. That Wilde and Gide made use of biblical material seems to discomfit their critics; that they had done so at a time when biblical drama was prohibited has rarely been addressed. Traditional critical treatments seek to smooth over the plays' aberrant qualities. This study takes them seriously as aberrations and investigates Wilde's and Gide's claims that these plays are works of faith, by considering them as participating in the history of biblical drama. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The Difficulty of Being a Dog
Roger Grenier
0226308286
April 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
What is a dog? In the hands of French fiction writer, essayist and quintessential dog lover Grenier (Another November), the canine emerges over the course of its all too brief life as a faithful and loving companion, a protection against loneliness and life's insults, a connoisseur of foul odors and a playmate always ready to join its owner in cavorting like a fool. In this collection of several dozen delightful and poignant anecdotal pieces, he ranges over our 12,000-year relationship with dogs, from those who appeared in Greek and Roman mythologyDlike the three-headed Cerberus, who guarded the gates of HellDto the dogs that appear in our dreams (in this case, Grenier's dreams of his own old dog, Ulysses). Probing the dark side of the human-dog bond, Grenier sensitively observes how, at times, we humans have...


Corydon
Andre Gide
0252070062
Sept 2001
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From Library Journal
Nobel prize winner Gide considered this work his crowning achievement. Published in French in 1925, the book is divided into four "dialogs" on homosexuality and its place in the world. This is probably more for academics, but public libraries serving gay communities will also want it. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Considered by Gide to be the most important of his books, this slim, exquisitely crafted volume consists of four dialogues on the subject of homosexuality and its place in society. Published anonymously in bits and pieces between 1911 and 1920, Corydon first appeared in a signed, commercial edition in France in 1924 and in the United States in 1950, the year before Gide's death. The present edition features the impeccable...


Andre Gide
Patrick Pollard
0300049986
Jan 1992
Hardcover
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Andre Gide's Politics
Tom Conner
0312227086
Feb 2001
Hardcover
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Review
This well-annotated volume is recommended for graduate students, researchers, and faculty in the fields of French cultural and literary studies and European intellectual history. Choice

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