ANDRE GIDE’S Caves du Vatican contains a number of destructive and Ludens’: Ideas of Play and Levity in Les Caves du Vatican,” Modern Language. I sotterranei del Vaticano (titolo originale Les Caves du Vatican, edito in Italia anche col titolo Le segrete del vaticano) è un romanzo di André Gide, pubblicato . Originally published in the summer of , this year is the th anniversary of André Gide’s Les Caves du Vatican otherwise known as The.

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In regards to the themes, there is, again, a bit of everything: It was the first time Gide had ever seen a stranger reading himself. Notify me of new posts via email. Yes, I see you have read a good many Balzac, I shall have to remedy that myself.

He did this to stand apart from that tradition of European anrde, characterised by its extreme seriousness. It was definitely an entertaining read and interesting that it was a deliberate shift from the seriousess of European fiction at the time. A pamphlet on the subject appeared in Saint-Malo and was suppressed.

State Library of South Australia. But no, worse still, he seemed to intend to cut the book itself in pieces, and Lacretelle was seized with a fou rire. Thank you for the kind words. Love the sound of this one, Claire.


I read this earlier in the year it did have some humour which was surprised with ,I have anrre others on my shelves to read now Like Like. These 11 locations andrr All: Such an interesting review, and a brilliant anecdote to end it on!

The Vatican Cellars is an entertaining, easy read and can be intellectually stimulating if you are interested to analyse it further. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Class might be interested? Centre for Gidean Studies andregide.

Les Caves du Vatican by André Gide

The one I always recommend is Pere Goriot because it introduces several of the recurring characters. Although I was interested in Gide’s exploration of “a crime without motive,” I found his descriptions of bed bugs much more memorable and entertaining.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I can’t stand characters who talk to themselves Days of our Lives-style. He is the anti-hero, the free spirit, parentless, he lives without obligation or restraint, he can do as he pleases, provided he has the means.

A much more comprehensive review here at Word by Word. To include a comma yide your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. The 19th century writers seem to be much more well known in the English reading world than the more contemporary. Physical Description v, p.


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Moreover – in spite of the fact that I love open endings – this ‘grand finale’ disappointed me by what I thought to be a lack of capacity to tie the knots of the plot. Paris France — Fiction. With great care the bridegroom cut the threads of the binding, detached the part he had read, handed it to his young wife; and both buried themselves in their reading.

His Life and Art. So few modern books are translated, but Gallic Books is changing that and bringing us some worthy literature.

So many different threads to the narrative. Like Liked by 1 person.

I sotterranei del Vaticano

But all three share the same characters! Notify me of new comments via email. Unlike my good habits, I have read this book without researching the author or his work beforehand.

Yes, I laughed at that real life anecdote which was so apt given the many serendipitous events that occur in the book, not to mention the many train rides and the violent feeling towards the author from some sectors!