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Gide, the reflective rebel against bourgeois morality and one of the most important and controversial figures in modern European literature, published his first book anonymously at the age of 18. Gide was born in Paris, the only child of a law professor and a strict Calvinist mother. As a young man, he was an ardent member of the symbolist group, but the style of his later work is more in the tradition of classicism. Much of his work is autobiographical, and the story of his youth and early adult years and the discovery of his own sexual tendencies is related in Si le grain ne meurt (If it die . . .) (1926). Corydon (1923) deals with the question of homosexuality openly. Gide's reflections on life and literature are contained in his Journals (1954), which span the years 1889--1949. He was a founder of the influential Nouvelle Revue Francaise, in which the works of many prominent modern European authors appeared, and he remained a director until 1941. He resigned when the journal passed into the hands of the collaborationists. Gide's sympathies with communism prompted him to travel to Russia, where he found the realities of Soviet life less attractive than he had imagined. His accounts of his disillusionment were published as Return from the U.S.S.R. (1937) and Afterthoughts from the U.S.S.R. (1938). Always preoccupied with freedom, a champion of the oppressed and a skeptic, he remained an incredibly youthful spirit. Gide himself classified his fiction into three categories: satirical tales with elements of farce like Les Caves du Vatican (Lafcadio's Adventures) (1914), which he termed soties; ironic stories narrated in the first person like The Immoralist (1902) and Strait Is the Gate (1909), which he called recits; and a more complex narrative related from a multifaceted point of view, which he called a roman (novel). The only example of the last category that he published was The Counterfeiters (1926). Throughout his career, Gide maintained an extensive correspondence with such noted figures as Valery, Claudel, Rilke, and others. In 1947, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Immoralist 3,107 copies, 40 reviews
Strait is the Gate 1,271 copies, 18 reviews
The Vatican Cellars 1,253 copies, 19 reviews
The Counterfeiters 1,239 copies, 8 reviews
The Pastoral Symphony 997 copies, 12 reviews
If It Die (Author) 466 copies, 2 reviews
Fruits of the Earth (Author) 430 copies, 7 reviews
Corydon (Author) 311 copies, 5 reviews
Two Symphonies (Author) 262 copies, 3 reviews
Marshlands (Author) 184 copies, 3 reviews
Journals: 1889-1949 178 copies, 1 review
Isabelle (Author) 148 copies, 2 reviews
Travels in the Congo (Author) 148 copies, 1 review
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Gide. Anthologie de la poésie française (La Pléiade) (Editor; Preface, some editions) 54 copies, 3 reviews
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Journal of the Counterfeiters (Author) 51 copies, 1 review
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Le grincheux 5 copies
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Afterword, some editions) 2,148 copies, 33 reviews
Night Flight (Foreword, some editions) 1,819 copies, 28 reviews
Barabbas (Letter, some editions) 1,293 copies, 24 reviews
Gitanjali (Translator, some editions) 1,185 copies, 17 reviews
Typhoon (Translator, some editions) 740 copies, 21 reviews
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (Contributor, some editions) 507 copies, 8 reviews
Essays, Part 1/3 (Preface, some editions) 483 copies, 6 reviews
French Stories (Contributor) 446 copies, 1 review
The Queen of Spades (Translator, some editions) 400 copies, 11 reviews
The God That Failed (Contributor) 393 copies, 3 reviews
A World of Great Stories 237 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (Contributor) 169 copies, 2 reviews
Eleven Modern Short Novels (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
Edouard Vuillard, 1868-1940 (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
The Shot (Translator, some editions) 32 copies, 2 reviews
The Snowstorm (Translator, some editions) 30 copies
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Der Postmeister (Translator, some editions) 26 copies
Ten Modern Short Novels (Contributor) 24 copies
Great Short Novels of the World (Contributor) 13 copies
Shakespeare : Oeuvres complètes, tome 2 : Roméo et Juliette (Translator, some editions; Avant-propos, some editions) 13 copies
Das Simenon-Lesebuch (Contributor) 5 copies
Pléiade: Goethe: Théâtre complet (Foreword, some editions) 3 copies
Théâtre complet. Avant-propos d'André Gide (Foreword, some editions; Translator, some editions) 1 copy
Nouvelles (Translator, some editions) 1 copy

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