Urien's Voyage

Product Number: EB00052543
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453244685
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Nobel Prize–winning writer Andre Gide marks his voyage toward self-discovery in this imaginative allegorical work When Urien and his sailing companions begin their voyage, it is to places unknown and, perhaps, only dreamed. This allegorical masterpiece from Andre Gide, a key figure of French letters, deftly illustrates the techniques and doctrine of the Symbolist movement—and the dual nature of Gide's own psyche. Written at a crucial time in his artistic development, this imaginative work signals his gradual abandonment of acetic celibacy toward an embrace of pleasure and carnal desires, revealing a Gide more transparent in this early work than in his mature writings. Translator and scholar Wade Baskin annotates the work, connecting Gide's life and bibliography to the text.

Author(s): Andre Gide
Original Publish Date: Feb 14, 2012

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