If It Die . . .: An Autobiography

If It Die . . .: An Autobiography


This is the foremost autobiographical assertion from Nobel laureate André Gide. within the occasions and musings recorded the following we discover the seeds of these subject matters that obsessed him all through his occupation and imbued his vintage novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters.

Gide led a lifetime of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary works resembled moments of that lifestyles. With If It Die, Gide decided to relay with no sentiment or embellishment the situations of his youth and the start of his philosophic wanderings, and in doing so as to deliver all of it to mild. Gide’s unapologetic account of his awakening gay wish and his portrait of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas as they indulged in debauchery in North Africa are exciting of their frankness and by myself make If It Die an crucial better half to the paintings of a twentieth-century literary master.

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