Novel by Andre Gide, published in French in as Les Faux-Monnayeurs. Constructed with a greater range and scope than his previous short fiction, The. Editorial Reviews. Review. Novel by Andre Gide, published in French in as Les Faux-Monnayeurs. Constructed with a greater range and scope than his. The Counterfeiters, novel by André Gide, published in French in as Les Faux-Monnayeurs. Constructed with a greater range and scope than his previous .
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See and discover other items: It’s an odd book with crisscrossing themes and story lines. Gide’s novel has moments of keen psychological penetration and, for that reason alone, deserves veritable accolades.
They will continue the adventure together but we will have their points of view to both, on each side, which will give us the impression of two parallel paths rather than a common history.
Voyage au Congo and Return from Chad French: See all 19 reviews. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I had frankly hoped that the Angel could have saved the little boy and still regret that he did not.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. Dec 03, Gregg Bell rated it liked it. It was — as far as I could tell — but certainly departed from the novelistic norms.
This is a great novel about the soul-searching of adolescent males during their late teens. Gide also challenges novelistic norms at the time by changing perspectives, which he Gide’s novel has moments of keen psychological penetration and, for that reason alone, deserves veritable accolades.
Hardly better is Forster’s complaint that the book suffers from an “absence of viewpoint”-unless he means that he is irritated by a superfluity of viewpoints, which it certainly has. Drifts from one character to the next. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
Ostensibly it’s about a young artist’s search for artistic authenticity. Gide’s fiction is largely self-exploratory, as yhe places his characters in the same situation in which he found himself and attempts to reconcile not only the different sides of his personality, but also the chasm between his own private desires and the public morality.
In the inter-war that exploits this novel, we applaud a fair and exciting painting of the freedom of spirit, of creation, of artistic movement of that time when we caught our breath of a war passed and where the emotion was tending to fall back, where we were finally rebuilding, and where morals tend to be liberalized. Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era.
This learning which is required by the changing nature of the everyday, the quotidian reality that is, perhaps, counterfeit. Jan 09, Stephen rated it it was amazing. Unfixed himself, Edouard moves easily among both the settled and the unsettled. The two eloped to London, in retribution for which his wife burned all his correspondence, “the best part of myself,” as he was later to comment. These fragments are scrupulously thought out and artfully related: He is indeed a little more solemn than an author should be about the whole caboodle, but regarded as a caboodle it is excessively interesting, and repays careful study by critics.
So it follows, with Gide’s journals, the book is about writing about writing about writing, among its many themes. No doubt, like his alter-ego Edouard, he was also discontent with his career, craved a seat at the post-War modernist banquet, and wished to reconnect with the young; perhaps too there was some jealousy of Proust, against the publication of whose work he had foolishly recommended.
If you could read French, though, that may be the best asset for reading this book. Where Balzac told self-contained stories, usually ones with social morals attached as did most 19th-century French authorsGide tells us he is “fond of sudden endings,” and “it counterfeeiters an insult to explain what the attentive reader has understood” both also paraphrased from this book’s appendix.
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It is a novel within a novel, concerning the relatives and teachers of a group of schoolboys who are subjected to corrupting influences both in and out of the classroom. I recommend it well before Catcher in the Rye.
Wenn man so will, eher Neobarock als Aufbruch zu neuen Ufern. The novel features a considerable number of bisexual or gay male characters — the adolescent Olivier and at least to a certain unacknowledged degree his friend Bernard, in all likeliness their schoolfellows Gontran and Philippe, and finally the adult writers Comte de Passavant who represents an evil and corrupting force and the benevolent Edouard. Is this feature helpful?
The Counterfeiters | novel by Gide |
The Counterfeiters is a book for writers, intellectuals or learners. Technically, though, Gide was less radical than he appears. Forster includes his own translation of an extended extract of this conversation and stresses what Edouard calls his subject: Counterfeifers are suspected of having attempted to circulate counterfeit coins.