This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate Andre Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters." "Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary works resembled ...
This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate Andre Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters." "Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary works resembled moments of that life. With If It Die, Gide determined to relay without sentiment or embellishment the circumstances of his childhood and the birth of his philosophic wanderings, and in doing so to bring it all to light. Gide's unapologetic account of his awakening homosexual desire and his portrait of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas as they indulged in debauchery in North Africa are thrilling in their frankness and alone make If It Die""an essential companion to the work of a twentieth-century literary master.
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Very Good. Duodecimal. An extremely well-cared-for copy, still bright, shiny and crisp. Pristine, unmarked text. No age-toning. Minor rubbing, shelf & edge-wear. Single vertical front cover crease. No spine creases. No other noteworthy blemishes or defects.
Frasconi, Antonio (Wraparound cover design by). Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Minor cover blemishes, some appear to be imperfect printing. General age-toning. Better than average cover stock and paper. Qtr-inch taller and wider than US mass-market (rack) paperback. 310 p. plus publisher list at back. Artistic cover: red, green, black on white. Novelist and critic Andre Gide writes here of his early life: school and family, adolescent growth in thinking and taste, first authorship and encounters with authors, notes Louis Kronenberger (review in NY Times). He also wrote that early notoriety of Gide's homosexual passages, frankly described, had a significant role in Gide's moral development, but attention paid to these descriptions was disproportionate to the total volume and its richness in 'brilliant asides and in flashes of insight'. Translator's note: She used one of 12 original 1920 copies, altering some of the proper names, as was done in the 1924 public edition, and likewise, omitting one passage a cousin said was inaccurate in the 1920 edition. The omission is marked by asterisks.
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