This collection of reflective essays forms a “spiritual autobiography” of André Gide, a key figure of French letters André Gide, a literary and intellectual giant of twentieth-century France, mines his memories and personal observations in this collection of essays. Gide’s reflections and commentary masterfully showcase his delicate writing style and evocative sensibility, yielding new insights on writers such as Goethe and contemporaries Joseph Conrad, Nicolas Poussin, Arthur Rimbaud, and Paul-Marie Verlaine. Through it all, Gide skillfully investigates humanity’s contradictory nature and struggles to resolve the moral, political, and religious conflicts inherent in daily life. This ebook features a new introduction by Jeanine Parisier Plottel, selected quotes, and an image gallery.
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The Teaching of Poussin
Three Meetings with Verlaine
Literary Memories and Presentday Problems
Preface to Vol de Nuit
Preface to Some Recent Writings by Thomas Mann
The Radiance of Paul Valéry
Henry Gheon 12 Eugène Dabit
Le Mercure de France 16 La Revue Blanche
Preface for a French Translation
LetterPreface to the Poems of Jean Lacaze
Justice or Charity
Two Imaginary Interviews
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