“Strait is the Gate”, first published in in France as “La Porte etroite”, is a novel about the failure of love in the face of the narrowness of the moral philosophy. La Porte Etroite [Andre Gide] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Results 1 – 30 of LA Porte Etroite (French Edition) by Andre Gide and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at.

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Jerome devotes several pages to his aunt, and three successive paragraphs begin with her name.

La Porte Etroite by Gide, Andre

Sign In Register Help Etrroite. Jerome and Alissa, cousins, as 10—year olds make an implicit commitment of undying affection for each other. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. The reader is expected to pick up the almost exquisitely subtle inadequacy of the reasons for exaggerated shame and self-deceiving selflessness that make Alissa unwilling to marry Jerome and drive her to neglect her mind, her aesthetic pleasures, her taste, her music, her appearance, and finally her health, so as to protect some analogue within her of emotional anorexia.

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His mother had moved to Paris from Le Havreand the background to most of the story is the estate at Fongueusemare where Jerome’s Creole aunt, his father’s sister, lives with her children, Alissa, Juliette, and Robert. Attractive copy of this later printing of Gide’s novel, originally published in The French language was one of the five major Romance languages to develop from Vulgar Latin as a result of the Roman occupation of western Europe.


Brit Books Ltd Condition: From Fayard’s “Le Livre de Demain” series with red and black woodcut chapter headings. Product details Paperback Publisher: Librairie Artheme Fayard Larger chip at corner, smaller chips along edges,rather browned copy.

Moderate rubbing to spinecaps and tips of corners with some light rubbing elsewhere to extremities. Keep Exploring Britannica Voltaire. Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. The story, apparently guileless, is a highly sophisticated literary artifact scintillating with resonances, a strong candidate for the most brilliantly written short fiction to have appeared in France in the twentieth century.

The first major incident occurred when Jerome was 14 years old and, unexpectedly free for the afternoon, he called on Alissa. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Reprinted in with the help of original edition published long back []. 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.

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Strait Is the Gate

It is a family resemblance with her mother’s sister no doubt, but Gide abdre in leaving the reader to wonder. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Gide leaves Alissa’s incapacity for shared intimacy ambiguous almost to the end, when Jerome reproduces the diary extracts. See all 11 reviews. La Guilde Du Livre, Contact our editors with your feedback. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

He passed his aunt’s room, where his aunt was lounging, making jokes at sndre uncle’s expense, and sharing a cigarette with a lieutenant in the presence of Juliette and Robert. Poorte on a Freudian interpretation, the story uses the influences of childhood experience and the misunderstandings that can arise between two people. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. His self-exploratory texts reflect his search of how to be fully oneself, without at the same time betraying one’s values

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