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Lafcadio's Adventures

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ISBN-10: 1162724307

ISBN-13: 9781162724300

Edition: N/A

Authors: Andr� Gide, Dorothy Bussy

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Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Gide, the reflective rebel against bourgeois morality and one of the most important and controversial figures in modern European literature, published his first book anonymously at the age of 18. Gide was born in Paris, the only child of a law professor and a strict Calvinist mother. As a young man, he was an ardent member of the symbolist group, but the style of his later work is more in the tradition of classicism. Much of his work is autobiographical, and the story of his youth and early adult years and the discovery of his own sexual tendencies is related in Si le grain ne meurt (If it die . . .) (1926). Corydon (1923) deals with the question of homosexuality openly. Gide's reflections…