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Last week, I noted that The Immoralist “caused a scandal” on its first publication in Which is the kind of thing you do when you get most of. Rereading Gide’s The Immoralist () recently that is indeed how I experienced the text. It is disturbing, upsetting even, to read. Why? In Homos in , Leo. Book reviews that go beyond a simple review but are insights on thoughts, feelings and the magic of books. The Immoralist by Andre Gide.

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After her miscarriage, Marceline’s spirit is crushed and she loses much of her mental vigor.

Reading group: A slap in the face from André Gide’s The Immoralist

Is that why Gide married? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. A book is merely a physical object, Pierre Bourdieu points out, until it is read.

Without her patience and care, immoraist is unlikely that Michel would have survived his illness. This is a book that has influenced many authors I have read and people I have know Forster Over and Under. Get to Know Us.

Published September 1st by Penguin Classics first published I went and slept among them. This work is an essential and very beautiful work immoralost modern French literature; it will be read and studied for many ages to come. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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.


Travelling around Europe and North Africa, rootless. But this is not what Gide intended us to cherish, there is more to it. And the problem is that it’s just a li I think my problem with this book is that Ummoralist heard this all before. Please help improve this article by adding ggide to reliable sources.

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immoralisy So, this book, despite its theme on homosexuality, should not be brand or worse, mock, as another gay lit book. You can be “inside” the book and look out and see existentialism all around. He ultimately joins Alcide in poaching upon his own property. But this is precisely the point. Once in France, Michel meets frustrations.

Lists with This Book. Many criticize this book for not have a character that they can invest in, as though it were supposed to be one of those new age adventures into cosmic oneness.

Likewise is the colonialist attitude toward North Africa and the people who live there so explicit that we can treat it as both aware and critical of it? Michel grows bored, despite his wife’s still fragile nature, and he decides to leave the Alps for Italy.

Two interesting questions the second being an extension of the first emerge from all this about why it might be interesting to read and teach The Immoralist today.

The Immoralist by André Gide

I am sure it was a real shocker for its time It turns out — quite immoral. Which is the cause and the effect of the absence of great artists. Now he immoarlist to be free of all obligation and inhibition to fully experience the pleasure and sensuality brought about by his late homosexual awakening. Michel, who once suffered from tuberculosis, after being tended by his wife and with his strong will to attain good health, becomes healthy again.


Open Preview See a Problem? Football coaches, priests, etc. Knopf English, Vintage Books Howard translation, My dissimulation if that expression can be applied to the need I felt of protecting my thoughts from her judgmentmy very dissimulation increased that love.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. She has the right to know. Morality has become a complicated issue in the multi-cultural world we live in today. That is all I require: His demeanor goes through an alteration from the start to the end with mutation of his thoughts.

Together they travel throughout the beautiful coast of I Andre Gide’s small confession is a key work of French modernism.

Refresh and try again. Its a prime example of primordialist literature, and it provides a good insight into the major new thought movement that helped lead immorzlist crowds into World War I.

In other projects Wikiquote. When he abandons all that he has acquired in life, when he believes that he has found his true self, he is left with nothing.