Andre Gide: A Life in the Present

Andre Gide: A Life in the Present

by Alan Sheridan



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674035270
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.53(h) x 2.15(d)

About the Author

Alan Sheridan's most recent book is Michel Foucault: The Will to Truth. He has also translated over 50 books, including works by Sartre, Lacan, and Foucault.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
1Two Stars, Two Races, Two Provinces, Two Faiths1
2Childhood: Schooldays and Holidays (October 1874-October 1880)10
3Youth: God and Love (October 1880-September 1889)28
4Andre Walter: Puritan and Narcissist (October 1889-June 1891)54
5The Ironic Narcissist: Le Traite du Narcisse, Poesies d'Andre Walter, Le Voyage d'Urien, La Tentative amoureuse (June 1891-October 1893)72
6Liberation and ... Engagement: 'J'ecris ... Paludes' (October 1893-June 1895)93
7Marriage and Nomadism: Les Nourritures terrestres, Saul, Le Promethee mal enchaine, Philoctete (June 1895-October 1898)128
8High Hopes Brought Low: Le Roi Candaule and L'Immoraliste (November 1898 - October 1902)165
9The Barren Years: Le Retour de l'Enfant prodigue and La Porte etroite (October 1902-October 1908)195
10The 'New' Gide and the Founding of the NRF: Isabelle and Les Caves du Vatican (October 1908-August 1914)233
11The War: De Profundis, Summer's Lease (August 1914-November 1918)280
12The Post-War Years: La Symphonie Pastorale (November 1918-December 1921)316
13Gide, Homosexual Theorist and Father: Corydon and Les Faux-Monnayeurs (January 1922-July 1925)351
14Heart of Darkness: Voyage au Congo and L'Ecole des femmes (July 1925-December 1930)401
15Gide, 'Fellow-traveller': Oedipe, Persephone and Les Nouvelles Nourritures (January 1931-June 1936)441
16Retreat from Moscow, a Sense of Ending: Retour de l'U.R.S.S. and Genevieve (June 1936-September 1939)492
17Another War: Retreat and Exile (September 1939-May 1945)538
18'The End of Life ... A Rather Dull Last Act': Thesee and Ainsi soit-il (May 1945-February 1951)570
Notes and References635
Family Trees: The Gide Family676
The Rondeaux Family677

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