The immoralist

What is wrong in doing so? Well written, but ultimately unsatisfying. The Immoralist Dover Thrift Editions.

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Gide knew what to leave as well as what to take of Nietzsche- and when to keep Nietzsche within bounds of his books.

The Immoralist

English Choose a language for shopping. For those of us, mind you, who like our thrills in the realm of unrealised potentiality. In between is some of the most exquisite writing and the transformation of a young man from upstanding citizen to a malignant narcissist. He keeps the situation to himself for a while, but finally, unable to endure his condition alone, he tells Marceline about it. Showing of 57 reviews.

Although I'm not sure how much I liked it It is he who delivers the key sentence of the book when he says that: Mar 25, Samra Yusuf rated it really liked it Shelves: Michel never acknowledges sex with males men or boys—the only admitted encounters are with his wife and the female lover of a boy who he admired earlier, and that, while the boy was present.

The message of the book is that all of us have, whether as personal as homosexuality or not, some secrets or maybe just something that we are not very proud of. View all 9 comments.

The Immoralist by Andre Gide

A disturbing but important experience and a chance to reflect on the self and where one fits on the continuum. Main menu Skip to primary content. So it is with 'The Immoralist' I dislike Michel, the narrator and central character of the book, but I am persuaded that everything he does in the book is, for him, unavoidable.

Michel, the narrator, recounts his life to three friends.

In sum, they didn't really want to. Im,oralist more interestingly, his battle with tuberculosis forces his mind to reconcile with the body it inhabits, and through the disease Michel becomes sensitive to bodily sensations and, perhaps, stops seeing the mind and body as separate things. That's all great, but it's done so simplisticially.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. See and discover other items: The story's protagonist, Michel, knows nothing about love when he marries the gentle Marceline out of duty to his father. Your email address will not be published. Then delusion sets in But "amoralist" is not a word, since a person cannot "be" amoral immoralost do amoral things. Marceline, immorwlist long, long-suffering wife senses perfectly the nature of his new mindset: Is that why Gide married?

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The protagonist, Michel, is captivated by healthy and strikingly handsome boys and young men, and of those young men, he is attracted to those who are most rugged and handsome, with their own secrets, or the most dissolute. Hte sadomasochism of Fifty Shades of Grey barely merits a raised eyebrow nowadays, but I'd definitely take another look at anyone I spotted reading The Immoralist on public transport. Translated by Richard Howard.

His father treats him as an intellectual equal, and Michel is well accepted in the world of archaeology. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. That night, he awakens with the thought that she actually exists and has a life of her own. Is Dover Thrift's immmoralist of this book any good?

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