The Counterfeiters with Journal of The Counterfeiters (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 327)

By: Gide, Andre; Bussy, Dorothy; O'Brien, Justin

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Minimal pencil marginalia, jacket edges a bit rubbed. 1955 Hard Cover. 432, [6] pp. Includes the full novel, translated from the French by Dorothy Bussy, plus Gide's journal, translated from the French with annotations by Justin O'Brien. A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France. Andre Paul Guillaume Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947. Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. Known for his fiction as well as his autobiographical works, Gide exposes to public view the conflict and eventual reconciliation between the two sides of his personality, split apart by a strait-laced education and a narrow social moralism. Gide's work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of moralistic and puritan constraints, and gravitates around his continuous effort to achieve intellectual honesty. His self-exploratory texts reflect his search of how to be fully oneself, even to the point of owning one's sexual nature, without at the same time betraying one's values. His political activity is informed by the same ethos, as suggested by his repudiation of communism after his 1936 voyage to the USSR.

Title: The Counterfeiters with Journal of The Counterfeiters (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 327)

Author: Gide, Andre; Bussy, Dorothy; O'Brien, Justin

Categories: Continental, Nobel Prize Winners,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1955

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2297536

Keywords: WORLD LITERATURE FRENCH LITERATURE CLASSICS NOVEL,