André Gide





André Gide

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born
in Paris, France
November 22, 1869

died
February 19, 1951

gender
male

genre

influences
Dostoevsky, Fielding, du Gard, Nietzsche, Rabindranath Tagore, Wilde


About this author

André Paul Guillaume Gide 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 straight-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 t...more


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More books by André Gide…
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
André Gide, Autumn Leaves

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.”
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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
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