In The Immoralist, André Gide presents the confessional account of a man seeking the truth of his own nature. The story's protagonist, Michel, knows nothing about love when he marries the gentle Marceline out of duty to his father. On the couple's honeymoon to Tunisia, Michel becomes very ill,... show more
In The Immoralist, André Gide presents the confessional account of a man seeking the truth of his own nature. The story's protagonist, Michel, knows nothing about love when he marries the gentle Marceline out of duty to his father. On the couple's honeymoon to Tunisia, Michel becomes very ill, and during his recovery he meets a young Arab boy whose radiant health and beauty captivate him. An awakening for him both sexually and morally, Michel discovers a new freedom in seeking to live according to his own desires. But, as he also discovers, freedom can be a burden. A frank defense of homosexuality and a challenge to prevailing ethical concepts, The Immoralist is a literary landmark, marked by Gide's masterful, pure, simple style.
Publish date: September 1st 2001
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, 20th Century
, French Literature
, Nobel Prize
ثُمَّ لا أتنازَلُ عن حُبّ هذا الكاتب المُعجِب: أندريه جيد!يا لهُ من كاتبٍ فذّ ومُبدِع! هذا الكِتاب الثاني الذي أقرؤه لهُ، بعد السيمفونية الريفية، ولا بدّ لي من أن أعترف أنني أشهَدٌ لهذا الكاتِب بالعقل النابِغ والقَلب الحيّ. الرواية عِبارة عن سَرد لتجربَة شخصيَّة مع الحياة. بحُلوها القليل ومُرِّها ال...
The Immoralist clearly prefigures work as diverse as DEeath in Venice and The Stranger. However, it's not nearly as good as most of the books that it influenced. The boo0k is about a scholarly man, who after almost dying from a sickness, resolves to live life to the fullest. This apparently means...
Apparently starring Oscar Wilde? This looks dope.
Gide is a fascinating and often very subtle writer - despite the subject material - and sometimes you wish he would allow Michel to really cut loose - like he does in little spats. There are some absolutely sparkling passages here. well worthy of an alleged inventor of the French modernist novel, bu...
With a title like The Immoralist, you might expect something along the lines of Sade. You’d be way off base. Instead, this novel is more subtle, more like Death in Venice, complete with its themes of a septic environment, tuberculosis, and, perhaps, pederasty. The protagonist, Michel, is captivated ...