The Immoralist #2019

The Immoralist André Gide Alan Sheridan David Watson The Immoralist In The Immoralist Andr 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 Marcel

  • Title: The Immoralist
  • Author: André Gide Alan Sheridan David Watson
  • ISBN: 9780142180020
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Immoralist André Gide Alan Sheridan David Watson In The Immoralist , Andr 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 beaIn The Immoralist, Andr 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.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.
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    1. 5 satanic, provocative, deceptive stars 5th Favorite Read of 2016This book mesmerized and shocked me in equal measure Beautiful in its writing, quiet in its execution, seductive in its message and destructive in its implications The book begins with a suppressed young dutiful intellectual and ends with a despairing debauched and self deluded libertine In between is some of the most exquisite writing and the transformation of a young man from upstanding citizen to a malignant narcissist.The book [...]

    2. I wish I had read L Immoraliste around the year 1904 That would have been about two years after it was published and about two years before Picasso started distorting eyes and mouths and jaws and limbs in his painted prostitutes I am trying to picture myself dressed in yards and yards of bombazine, chiffon and lace, shapely cut to follow my already markedly thin waist, thanks to those bone stays that have cinched it into a harness, sorry, a corset I need to feel the effort of breathing in, langu [...]

    3. 778 L immoraliste The Immoralist, Andr GideThe Immoralist French L Immoraliste is a novel by Andr Gide, published in France in 1902.The Immoralist is a recollection of events that Michel narrates to his three visiting friends One of those friends solicits job search assistance for Michel by including in a letter to Monsieur D R Pr sident du Conseil, a transcript of Michel s first person account.Important points of Michel s story are his recovery from tuberculosis his attraction to a series of Ar [...]

    4. What conjures up in the mind at the mere mention of the word morality is a question that our evolutionary advanced mankind hasn t been able to find an appropriate response to For all the ethics and moral codes defining the very basis of societal structure, morality still remains a vague ideal Vague not because there is a dearth of reasons associated with the necessity or goodness of moral values required for a harmonious existence of humans in the society but because the certainty of actions nee [...]

    5. When we are growing children, we have so many fantasies of countless things, we have our own interpretations of the phenomena of nature, Imagination of a bearded old man dwelling in sky as God, Rain from sky as tears of angels, angry trees shedding leaves, fairies visiting only good children at night, and so many and many.They all sound sweet to ears, even stupid but sweetBut what if a grown adult of five and twenty, fantasizes those children a source of his melancholic pleasure what if he gawps [...]

    6. My second Gide book and I quite enjoyed it It s a story about a young man, Michel, narrating his life, how he learned about himself through introspection while getting married and witnessing tragedies Travelling around Europe and North Africa, rootless It s essentially a tale of self discovery.In tone this book really reminded me of Camus I was expecting something a little shocking as I heard this book was considered scandalous at the turn of the last century.There were homosexual undertones a [...]

    7. If you are a bisexual, will you marry Andre Gide 1869 1951 was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947 So, this book, despite its theme on homosexuality, should not be brand or worse, mock, as another gay lit book.The story revolves around a bisexual man, Michel, who has devoted his early years to his studies so he becomes a scholar Then, to please his dying father, he gets himself a wife, Marceline and the young couple goes to North Africa for their honeymoon Along [...]

    8. i feel a little dirty reading this sandwiched between all my children s books for class kids, take three giant steps back from gide i think i loved this book, but i think i may want to read another translation who knows from translations i have the richard howard one here, and i know he s like a star in the french english translation world but i didn t like his introduction to this so much, and was wondering if there might be another recommended translation i liked this book a lot, despite some [...]

    9. Well written, but ultimately unsatisfying I m certain that I would have a stronger feeling about this book if I lived during a time when homosexuals were made to repress their true selves, imperialism was the word of the day, monotony was taking over the workforce, Arabs were looked down upon by much of western culture, tourists paid meager rates to third world children for labor services and sexual favors, a huge percentage of visual artists and intellectuals were snobby and pretentious, too ma [...]

    10. Immorality is often, from time immemorial, attributed to one s sexual orientation, as if immorality is born out of it Long, not very long, ago there was this Man Made Immorality Act, upon which I won t expound, which makes me think that all we, somehow, describe as Immoral are defined by us And at times, we seem confounded by our own definitions The very idea of Morality seems extrinsic , as opposed to the wide spread belief that we are born as moral beings and any deviation would not be tolera [...]

    11. The Casbah, 1895 Roaming from bar to bar in Algiers, Oscar Wilde and Gide 1869 1951 find themselves amid Zouaves and sailors, as Gide records elsewhere Do you want the little musician asks OW, whose own lips seemed as if soft with milk and ready to suck again, says the symbolist Marcel Schwob OW is not Mephistopheles Young Gide, having hurled aside his moralistic, Protestant upbringing, had already been playing both Marguerite Faust in N Africa with a special friend He knows his own nature Still [...]

    12. Absolutely stunning portrayal of a French Catholic repressive confronting his homo sexuality at the turn of last century I deliberately write confronting rather than journey of discovery , development or any other word which might imply a process of evolvement leading to clarity or even acceptance, for this is singularly missing What unravels instead, is a sublime subconscious, torturous confrontation, an unwanted, unspoken clash of instinct and reason And this is what makes the fibre so compell [...]

    13. I ve never felt that it is in any way important to like or admire the main character in a novel It seems to me far important that language and structure should be used to support a narrative that convinces us about the authenticity of everything that happens within the novel So it is with The Immoralist I dislike Michel, the narrator and central character of the book, but I am persuaded that everything he does in the book is, for him, unavoidable With every advance in his thinking, as he convin [...]

    14. This is a strange tale, almost a parable A young Frenchman marries a young woman and anticipates a wonderful life But he is so anxious to live life to the fullest and experience everything that he drags his wife with him even when she is ill Even he does not seem to know what he is looking for except somehow to live life to the fullest Eventually his wife develops tuberculosis and still he wears her out traveling, and she dies He doesn t skip a beat and keeps on going He is trying too hard to ha [...]

    15. The companion volume toLa Porte Etroite In the first book, Gide looks at what happens when someone allows themselves to become obsessed with the idea of God, to the exclusion of all normal human feelings In this one, he shows what happens when you go to the other extreme and abandon moral values altogether Taken as a pair, which is what he intended, I thought they were very good.

    16. 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 subtle, like Death in Venice, complete with its themes of a septic environment, tuberculosis, and, perhaps, pederasty The protagonist, Michel, is captivated by healthy and strikingly handsome boys and young men, and of those young men, he is attracted to those who are most rugged and handsome, with their own secrets, or the most dissolute.At best, or at worst, this [...]

    17. From the pen of Andr Gide The Immoralist explores the fundamental problem of the moral conditions of our existence, using man and wife as the subject matter on how the gap between what we once were and how to perceive what lies ahead of us Published in 1902 where it was received as tedious with moments to shock, Gide glides with an artsy format through the loveless marriage of Michel and Marceline who travel to Tunisia for their honeymoon only for Marcel to come down with serious ill health, whi [...]

    18. Andre Gide s small confession is a key work of French modernism In a way this novel is a precursor to Camus Stranger, though it is much elegant and subtle than the latter Michel is the titular Immoralist, a man determined to live life fully without the arbitrary constrictions of religion or morality He is recently married to a woman he admits he does not love but when he falls ill to tuberculosis her loving comfort wins him over Together they travel throughout the beautiful coast of Italy, and [...]

    19. Ainda se os nossos c rebros med ocres soubessem embalsamar as lembran as Mas estas conservam se mal as mais delicadas se desfazem, as mais voluptuosas apodrecem as mais deliciosas s o as que oferecem mais perigo Aquilo de que a gente se arrepende era antes delicioso Andr Gide, escritor franc s laureado com o Nobel em 1947 foi contempor neo de Val ry e de Proust O Imoralista considerado um dos seus livros mais ousados Conta a hist ria de um homem casado que, embora ame a esposa, se sente fascinad [...]

    20. I think my problem with this book is that I ve heard this all before And better said This novel said it a long time before they did, and it got blasted for it It was a huge controversy since this deals with sexual confusion, a rebellion against colonialist imperialist values, a rebellion against the inertia and the status quo That s all great, but it s done so simplisticially It s like reading the blueprint for the rebellion inner transformation novel And the problem is that it s just a little b [...]

    21. In days of yore, when Hollywood movies were heavily censored, the creative people who were having the most fun were the artists responsible for painting the lurid promo posters aimed at sucking gullible audiences into the theaters Images of half naked women with torn garments that barely covered their nipples and genitalia dangled limp in the arms of some salivating brute or monster or cad, surrounded by exploding words like SIN and SHAME and UNSPEAKABLE promised far than the patron knew could [...]

    22. Well, I liked this than I thought I would, and than everyone else seems to Gide s style here is glorious Like Larbaud, the prose is perfectly clear, a little elegiac, but also as precise as possible Gide s tale is simple, but thought provoking you could read this as a celebration of Nietzschean uber menschdom, but only if you re or less an inhuman prick you could read it as a plea for repression and moralistic priggery, but only if, again, you re an inhuman prick On the other hand, Gide makes [...]

    23. My foray into Frenchies continues with this peculiar, off the scale subtle novel about forbidden pleasures The pleasures in question are young lads and loosing one s morals Michel starts out as a bedridden lump, unsure about his wife but sure about young Tunisian visitors As his health improves, he tends to his vast acreage of land and resumes his academic work, growing fonder of his doormat missus, as well as power and cheating farmers As we slump towards the final third, his wife becomes the b [...]

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