Item #B2292 Les Nourritures Terrestres. Andre Gide, lith Pierre Boncompain.
Les Nourritures Terrestres.
Les Nourritures Terrestres.
Les Nourritures Terrestres.
Les Nourritures Terrestres.

Les Nourritures Terrestres.

Paris: Michele Trinckvel, 1990. Edition: Limited Edition, Binding: Contemporary full yellow cloth with title and vignette of a woman stamped on upper board, flat spine with stamped title, shaped as a box. , Notes: Text in French
André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. Gides career spanned from the symbolist movement to the advent of anti-colonialism between the two World Wars. “Les Nourritures terrestres (Fruits of the Earth, 1897)… was published at the authors own expense. It is the most extreme and meticulous example of Gides early predilection for poetic prose. But it was also a breakthrough for Gide. Here he gave up irony and indirection for a positive celebration of the senses, of self- indulgence in beauty. He stopped putting off temptation, or being ashamed of it, and celebrated its savor, its liberating qualities, no longer in a tone of lamentation but with a hymn-like fervor. It is easy to see how such exaltation disconcerted the public and the critics, who - for the moment at least, a moment that was to extend beyond World War I - remained unimpressed. Gide's expressions did not fit into any of the accepted conventions, yet did not lash out against them. Apart from Nietzsche, who certainly had some influence on Gide, there were few precedents for a didactic work of so personal and lyrical a nature." (Nobel Prize Library 105-114), Size: Folio., Illustration: With 10 coloured and 19 black and white lithographs by Pierre Boncompain, pertaining to food, women and nature. and 28 pages of French text with black-and-white textual vignettes. , References: Nobel Prize Library: Gide, Gjellerup, Heyse. Helvetica Press, 1971., Pages: P. cover page, half-title, frontis, title-page, printer’s imprint, blank, preface 5-7, blank, author’s note 9, blank, 11-209, publication information, free end paper., Category: Book Modern. An excellent copy. Item #B2292

Edition: Limited Edition, Binding: Contemporary full yellow cloth with title and vignette of a woman stamped on upper board, flat spine with stamped title, shaped as a box. , Notes: Text in French
André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. Gides career spanned from the symbolist movement to the advent of anti-colonialism between the two World Wars. “Les Nourritures terrestres (Fruits of the Earth, 1897)… was published at the authors own expense. It is the most extreme and meticulous example of Gides early predilection for poetic prose. But it was also a breakthrough for Gide. Here he gave up irony and indirection for a positive celebration of the senses, of self- indulgence in beauty. He stopped putting off temptation, or being ashamed of it, and celebrated its savor, its liberating qualities, no longer in a tone of lamentation but with a hymn-like fervor. It is easy to see how such exaltation disconcerted the public and the critics, who - for the moment at least, a moment that was to extend beyond World War I - remained unimpressed. Gide's expressions did not fit into any of the accepted conventions, yet did not lash out against them. Apart from Nietzsche, who certainly had some influence on Gide, there were few precedents for a didactic work of so personal and lyrical a nature." (Nobel Prize Library 105-114), Size: Folio., Illustration: With 10 coloured and 19 black and white lithographs by Pierre Boncompain, pertaining to food, women and nature. and 28 pages of French text with black-and-white textual vignettes. , References: Nobel Prize Library: Gide, Gjellerup, Heyse. Helvetica Press, 1971., Pages: P. cover page, half-title, frontis, title-page, printer’s imprint, blank, preface 5-7, blank, author’s note 9, blank, 11-209, publication information, free end paper., Category: Book Modern.

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