André  Gide

André Gide (1869-1951) was a French novelist, literary critic, translator and essayist. A sick child, he became a prolific author early on. Gide received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947. He died in 1951.


Nonfiction by André  Gide

Gide’s critical study of Dostoevsky, published here in its entirety in English for the first time, was one of the first of Gide’s books to be translated. Back in 1924 the London publisher commissioned an introductory note from Arnold Bennett, then at the height of his popularity, who wrote: “I can recall no other critical work which more cogently justifies and more securely established its subject… . It is impossible to read this Dostoevsky without enlarging one’s ideas of Dostoevsky and of the functions of the novel.…
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