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La Porte Etroite by Gide, Andre

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Binding is sound and etrlite is Very Good, overall. If I knew you were coming this evening I should fly away. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Brit Books Ltd Condition: The first major incident occurred when Jerome was 14 years old and, unexpectedly free for the afternoon, he called on Alissa.

Strait Is the Gate

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One of the reasons she had alleged for not marrying Jerome was that her sister, Juliette, loved him. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

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English Choose a language for shopping. As if aware that he may have been overly allusive, however, Gide makes the distortion of authentic spiritual values more straightforwardly obvious in the “depoetization” Alissa undergoes in pursuit of her ascetic endeavors.

The work contrasts the yearning toward asceticism and self-sacrifice with the need for sensual exploration as a young woman struggles with gdie feelings about the man who wants to marry her. Self-denial may be good for your health, but not for your soul.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Alissa writes to her lover who thinks only of her, “No, don’t cut short your journey for the sake of a nadre days’ meeting. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Schooner Books Ltd Published: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Jerome feels strange one day when she undoes one of the buttons of his sailor’s shirt. Based on a Freudian interpretation, the story uses the influences of childhood experience and the misunderstandings that can arise between two people. He was a man deeply involved in a specific struggle, a specific fight, who never wrote a line which he did not think was of service to the cause he had at heart.

Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Juliette’s daughter is called Alissa and looks like Juliette’s sister.


Signed by the great Shakespeare scholar and editor Edward Hubler on the front pastedown. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. In the Afterward gode the edition I have read, the translator explained that the story reflects Gide’s own marriage, or the relationship with his wife.

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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. Mondial March 8, Language: Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Alissa is incapable of enduring any physical contact with Jerome, and yet when, three years after their last meeting, Jerome is by chance again at Le Havre and has indulged his nostalgia sufficiently to go to the country house where Alissa lives and where he had so often stayed, he finds that she knew he was coming; for three days etroitf had been coming down to the garden gate to meet him.