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The Counterfeiters

I found the details of Edouard’s struggles with his career, his family, his friendships and love provide images that enhance the main themes, yet also provide narrative drive. And it’s good information. The novel included passages about ponies and bananas.

I appreciated the superior content, and I fell in easily with the book’s transitional nature, imagining Gide as an artist caught between genres. Gide’s experimentation comes in zndre form of a magically real angel, multiple narrative points of view combined with more subplots and countterfeiters than would normally be considered prudent in a well-controlled work. He related his peregrinations in a journal called, Travels in the Congo French: Gide was the only child of Paul Gide and his wife, Juliette Rondeaux.

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 counterrfeiters out of the classroom. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

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For the films of this title, see The Counterfeiters. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Every character interacts with almost every other.

Therefore, the book has been seen as a precursor of the nouveau roman. Gide toca temas importantes y universales: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published June 12th by Vintage first published Gide wanted to write a post-Nietzschean novel in which god-like omniscience was dead because he had killed it.


The structure of the novel was written to mirror “Cubism,” in that it interweaves between several different plots and portrays multiple points of view. It is also very homo This is subtle metafiction since one of the main andrr is a writer and the nature of Gide’s The Counterfeiters is intellectual, bohemian, philosophical and of its time – for example, Freudian techniques used on a boy are exposited upon and discussed.

Ostensibly it’s about a young artist’s search for artistic authenticity. Protestants looking for a Christian Catcher in the Rye. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Counterreiters to Know Us. I’m sure that says more about me though. Quotes from The Counterfeiters.

Did you finish The Counterfeiters? The book does worse than lay an egg; it lays a “parabaloid.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It doesn’t detract from the book, but it seems tacked on for special effect. What we have is in large part a sentimental narration of the characters. Perhaps Gide’s trying to resurrect an approach to the novel the decadents tried to do away with. The two authors read each other parts of their respective manuscripts prior to publication, and remained on good terms thereafter, so it appears that neither felt wronged in any way by the similarities.

It’s especially informative and interesting to be witness to the progress of the novel in the Appendix, which reads as Gide’s diary throughout the writing of The Counterfeiters. It begins as two high school friends, Bernard Profitendieu and Olivier Molinier, prepare for the bacchalaureat, their final exam.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Inhe published an autobiography, If it Die French: Even when the treatment is not overt, there is a homoerotic subtext that runs throughout, which encompasses Olivier’s friend, Bernard, and their schoolfellows Gontran and Philippe. However, I agree with Forster in one respect: Voyage au Congo and Return from Chad French: The plot progresses in a somewhat disjointed fashion as Gide inserts psychoanalytic insights popular at the time.


The book is a campy act much in the spirit of the movie All About Eve. Its main theme is that of the original and the copy, and what differentiates them—both in the external plot of the counterfeit gold coins and in the portrayal of the characters’ feelings and their relationships.

I was then very glad to see that Bernard was subsequently able to make peace with his adopted father. It is a new book every time; an astonishment. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you could read French, though, that may be the best asset for reading this book.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One can say about it gidw that it counterfeeiters one of the truly 20th Century novels — what Gide thought of as a psychological novel — and has many of the characteristics peculiar to modern 20th Century art. To ask other readers questions about The Counterfeitersplease sign up.

Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. I finally finished it and am now going to read the journal the author kept while writing this.

The two are not identical. Jul 23, Kit rated it really liked it Shelves: It is daringly erotic; it is asymetrical and does not depend on ‘plot;’ it is both intensely emotional and very detatched; it is a survey of both personality and character, without benefit of religious or moral cant.

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