The immoralist by andr gide novel

But now he is fascinated by the most primitive and irresponsible of the farm hands; feels an "evil curiosity" concerning them. I also dreadfully wanted more Menalque, which gives me more motivation to get to [b: He keeps the situation to himself for a while, but finally, unable to endure his condition alone, he tells Marceline about it.

He tries in vain to spend more time with his wife, who had lost a child, and who has begun to show tubercular symptoms.

The Immoralist by André Gide

Where I was a wealthy classicist, she was an impoverished simpleton. Throughout his career, Gide maintained an extensive correspondence with such noted figures as Valery, Claudel, Rilke, and others.

Michel, a precocious and withdrawn archaeologist of twenty-four, marries Marceline to please his dying father. He applied the austerity his upbringing had produced in him to his studies.

In the light of this, but only in this light, various unexplained ritual acts take on meaning: That night he possesses Marceline for the first time. He had struggled through the novel as through a disease, in order "to go beyond.

He resigned when the journal passed into the hands of the collaborationists. And he too dramatizes unconscious identification-Marlow allying himself with the atavistic Kurtz, or the young captain of The Secret Sharer with the fugitive from the "Sephora," or the crew of the "Narcissus" with the malingering James Wait.

It is the only honesty. He tells Marceline that she will help him heal. What is desired and demanded is approval of all that is done in the U. The movement toward discovery is not, to be sure, uninterrupted.

What is wanted now is compliance, conformism. In precisely the same way Gustav von Aschenbach, only dimly aware of his inner plague, combats the efforts of the Venetian authorities to conceal the cholera epidemic after a brief period of pleased complicity. He encountered censorship of his speeches and was particularly disillusioned with the state of culture under Soviet communism, breaking with his socialist friends[ who?

The Immoralist Summary

But the separation is at first unclear. The very fact that makes Michel so interesting dramatically and psychologically-his imperfect understanding of himself-makes him a poor vehicle for Gidean and Nietzschean ideas. Gide himself classified his fiction into three categories: Inhe received the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight".

He says nothing when he sees Moktir steal a pair of scissors. Payment must eventually be made to the internalized parental authority.

I hardly knew Marceline. Michel quickly becomes disillusioned with farm work and instead tries to understand his workers. Tragedy is not mere suffering, but suffering delimited and ordered, understood with finality.About André Gide: André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in The Immoralist by.

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