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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Influenced by Nietzsche, the narrator exhorts the reader to do away with convention, lead a nomadic existence in search of understanding, learn about the world and oneself, enjoy simplicity, look around with fresh eyes, and escape the decadence of civilisation.

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Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Reza HosseinZadeh rated it it was ok Jul 20, One oddity occurs in this second instalment. This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat 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 others and adhering to a philosophy of self-determination.


The second is to seek adventure, excess, fervor; one should loathe the lukewarm, security, all tempered feelings.

Fruits of the Earth

Finally the narrator exhorts his friend Nathaniel, to whom the extended lecture is addressed, to throw away the book because it too represents authority. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

This article about an s andree is a stub. True, but the fact he had to stress this so vehemently suggests that rather a lot of readers had not got the message the first time round.

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Foss rated it it was ok Jul ewrth, Christophe rated it it was ok Jan 02, Mohammad Beiramy rated it it was ok Jun 23, Ideea e ok, dar e livrata prea patetic pentru gustul meu. Julie rated it it was ok Sep 06, Assuming an accurate translation, what did these blameless microscopic creatures ever do to Gide to warrant such dislike? His political activity is informed by the same ethos, as suggested by his repudiation of communism after his voyage to the USSR. 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.


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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. Menalque has two lessons to impart through the narrator. At its core is seeking the spiritual in oneself and in nature. Charles-Antoine rated it it was gidf Oct 02, Gide’s career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent hte anticolonialism between the two World Wars.

This is a way of living guided by intuition, not external authority. The first is to flee families, rules, stability. In this short narrative, Gide sees God everywhere: