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The Immoralist (1902)

by André Gide

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Superb novel deals with the consequences of amoral hedonism in the story of a man who tries to rise above good and evil and give free rein to his passions.& Introductory Note. Map. Footnotes.
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Immoralist? I mean I guess if you define immorality as an rejoicing in ones descent into declasse from the petite bourgeois and its trappings of ennui. ( )
  galuf84 | Jul 27, 2022 |
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  laplantelibrary | Apr 26, 2022 |
The story of a man who prefers the company of beautiful Arab boys and strapping peasant youth to that of his pious, tubercular wife was probably quite shocking when The Immoralist appeared in 1902. (The title allowed Gide to be provocative and to shield himself from public contempt at the same time). When a character tells the protagonist that most people are afraid to live their own authentic lives, we know he has hit upon one of the poignant truths of modernity. This is the kind of book that makes people think that literature has special powers. ( )
  HectorSwell | Feb 12, 2022 |
Bellíssima novel·la, però, sobretot, extraordinària traducció de Marta Bes i Oliva. En cap moment no teniu la impressió que vos perdeu res pel fet de no poder llegir l'original en francès. La traducció de Bes té una riquesa de lèxic i una sintaxi tan genuïna que avui ja no es troben, ja no hi estam acostumats. Mentre la llegiu, teniu la sensació que Bes ha fet la traducció pel pur plaer de traduir, més que per un encàrrec. N'hi ha molts que seguim escriptors. Hauríem de seguir aquesta traductora. ( )
  vturiserra | Nov 29, 2021 |
Largely due to the passage of time and the evolution of public morals, this book is no longer the boundary breaking work it was on its publication in 1902. Still well written and interesting it no longer has the power to make it a memorable read. ( )
  colligan | Apr 9, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gide, Andréprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goetz, AugustusPlaywrightmain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goetz, RuthPlaywrightmain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bussy, DorothyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bussy, DorothyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frasconi, AntonioCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Howard, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kurpershoek, TheoCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marsman, H.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Watson, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm cxxxix:14
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To my comrade and fellow-traveller Henri Ghéon.
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Yes, my dear brother, of course, as you supposed, Michel has confided in us.
The copious and varied literary production of Andre Gide (1869-1951; Nobel PRize for Literature, 1947) was basically a long, penetrating investigation of his own character and potentialities - so much so that his diaries are frequently referred to as his finest work of all. (Note)
I present this book for whatever it is worth. (Preface)
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Superb novel deals with the consequences of amoral hedonism in the story of a man who tries to rise above good and evil and give free rein to his passions.& Introductory Note. Map. Footnotes.

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