André Gide

André Paul Guillaume Gide (; 22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author whose writings spanned a wide variety of styles and topics. He was awarded the 1947 Nobel Prize in Literature. Gide's career ranged from his beginnings in the symbolist movement, to criticising imperialism between the two World Wars. The author of more than fifty books, he was described in his obituary in ''The New York Times'' as "France's greatest contemporary man of letters" and "judged the greatest French writer of this century by the literary cognoscenti."

Known for his fiction as well as his autobiographical works, Gide expressed the conflict and eventual reconciliation of the two sides of his personality (characterized by a Protestant austerity and a transgressive sexual adventurousness, respectively). He suggested that a strict and moralistic education had helped set these facets at odds. Gide's work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of moralistic and puritanical constraints. He worked to achieve intellectual honesty. As a self-professed pederast, he used his writing to explore his struggle to be fully oneself, including owning one's sexual nature, without betraying one's values. His political activity was shaped by the same ethos. While sympathetic to Communism in the early 1930s, as were many intellectuals, after his 1936 journey to the USSR he supported the anti-Stalinist left; during the 1940s he shifted towards more traditional values and repudiated Communism as an idea that breaks with the traditions of the Christian civilization. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Le traité du Narcisse : suivi de La tentative amoureuse / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1946
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    Les faux-monnayeurs / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1985
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    The school for wives. : Robert. Geneviève; or, The unfinished confidence / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1949
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    Selected letters of André Gide and Dorothy Bussy / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1983
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    Marshlands, and Prometheus misbound : two satires, / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1953
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    Two symphonies: [Isabelle and The pastoral symphony] / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1949
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    The journals of André Gide / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1947
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    Madeleine. by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1952
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    Romans, récits et soties : œuvres lyriques / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1958
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    Correspondance André Gide - François Mauriac, 1912-1950 / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1971
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    Les caves du Vatican : sotie. by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1922
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    Madeleine : (Et nunc manet in te) / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1952
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    Notes on Chopin / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1949
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    Strait is the gate : (La porte étroite) / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1924
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    Correspondance ... / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1968
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    Two symphonies / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1931
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    André Gide par lui-même / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1963
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    André Gide - Paul Valéry: correspondance, 1890-1942 / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1955
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    Prétextes : réflexions sur quelques points de littérature et de morale. by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1903
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    So be it, or, The chips are down (Ainsi soit-il; ou, Les jeux sont faits) / by Gide, André, 1869-1951

    Published 1959
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