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The Counterfeiters by André Gide
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Jun 09, 2011

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M. Gide's examination of self-deception and posturing, as he puts his characters -- mostly male, young and old -- through their paces, in many cases making them appear almost impossibly feckless and pathetic. There's a good bit of Oscar Wilde style in this book, both in the foppish affectedness of the characters, and in some of the witty repartee. As seems to be his style, Gide assumes the role of narrator, interlocutor and character in the book. Sometimes it gets a little confusing, but the method enables Gide to make his points directly and he does so to good effect.

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