Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Gide, ioned. Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men. André Gide published Fruits of the Earth (Les Nourritures Terrestres) in. Andre Gide – The Fruits of the Earth – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.

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One will feel the pull of domestic comfort, and feel envious, but independence is more authentic for the effort. Please provide an email address. The book was written in the year of Gide’s marriage and appeared in a review in before publication the next year.

Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. In song, and rhapsodic prose pieces, Gide preaches a sensual revolt and fervor, a “”harrowing life”” rather than a quiet one, a nomadic pursuit of pleasure and a pagan hedonism. All of Nature suggests that man is born to be happy.

Gilles rated it it was ok Jun 11, One oddity occurs in this second instalment. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The narrator dismisses Nathaniel at the end of Fruits of the Earth on the grounds that he is in the way, and there is no sense in the book of caring for everybody more than himself; in fact the fondness for young boys suggests the opposite.


General information and contact My main blog can be found at: Retrieved from ” https: The result is a balance of asceticism and hedonism. Set aside melancholy he urges.

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April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Assuming an accurate translation, what did these blameless microscopic creatures ever do to Gide to warrant such dislike?

Open Preview See a Problem? In the Later Fruits of the Earthincluded here, a note of restraint and renunciation replaces that of abandon; there is a strong pre-occupation with God- although one which denies the Christian hypothesis; a concern for others, rather than self; a faith in man’s progress and evolution. Christophe rated it it was ok Jan 02, Known for his fiction as well as his andrre works, Gide exposes to public view the conflict and eventual reconciliation between the two sides of his personality, split apart by a straight-laced education and a narrow social moralism.

Charting his growing sense of liberation from the constriction of Parisian life, it is a hymn to autonomy, escaping the rigidity of rules imposed by earrh and adhering to a philosophy of self-determination. Ideea e ok, dar e livrata prea patetic pentru gustul meu.

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He also throws off the Church with its restrictiveness, which is fine because one can find God within. If you would like to contact me, you can write to me at tom.


This article about an s novel is a stub. A preface to a new edition in tries to roll back on the suggestion of self-centredness. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. A self-styled “”manual of escape, of liberation””, these Fruits of the Earth were published originally inearly in this writer’s career, and attracted only a very limited reading public.

Know how to find eternity in the instant. Gide’s work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of moralistic and puritan constraints, and gravitates around his continuous effort to achieve intellectual honesty.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Pilapont rated it thf was ok Nov 15, Dare to become the man you are. Such expressions would doubtless get the perpetrator into trouble these days, and those of a censorious nature may tthe it is not appropriate to read Gide in future.

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Fruits of the Earth

Quotes from Fruits of the Earth. With his romantic approach to its tenets and political naivety it is hard to imagine him sitting in a CP branch meeting discussing the latest directive from Moscow. Why force me to repeat it?