Gide's prose effortlessly re-purposes Cubism as a disorienting, wryly humorous literary style. This book plays with the age old question of the relationship between the copy and the original, charting what Gide saw as the major struggle of his life - the weight of a decadent, obsessive queer desire upon his puritanical moral upbringing. Sweeping, dramatic, and completely genius.
A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France.
About the Author
André Gide was born in Paris in 1869 and died there in 1951. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. His works include The Immoralist, The Counterfeiters, Strait is the Gate, the autobiography If It Die . . . , and three volumes of Journals. He also wrote plays, essays, short stories, and books of travel.