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REID, Victoria. André Gide and Curiosity. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2009.First Printing. Pp. (14),-316. 8vo, art illustrated grey card covers w ith white spine, white lettering to front cover, grey lettering to spine. Faux Titre: Etudes de langue et litterature francaises, number 340. "This comprehensive exploration of curiosity in the fiction and life-writing of Andre Gide (1869-1951) is an important modernist contribution to the field of curiosity in literature and cultural studies more broadly. Curiosity was a credo for Gide. By observing the world and then manifesting in writing these observations, he stimulates the curiosity of readers, conceived as virtual conduits of a curiosity once his own. Using a thematic structure of sexual, scientific and writerly curiosity, this volume identifies processes of curiosity in the life-writing (including the travel-writing) which illuminates processes in the fiction, and vice versa. Theories of fetishism, gender and sexuality are applied to Gide's corpus to illustrate his championing ofa masculine curiosity of enlightenment and adventure over a feminised 'cur iosite-defaillance' of disobedience and harm, and the explore objects eliciting his incuriosity. Gide's creativity is nourhised by his curiosity, as close readings of his work informed by Melanie Klein's psychoanalytic writing on epistemophilia reveal. Curiosity is a rewarding, non-reductionist perspective from whcih the exceptional variety of Gide's subject matter, style and genre can be more coherently understood. Research draws principally on the six Pleiade volumes of Gide's oeuvre, published 1996-2009." - from rear. Sparse marginalia to chapter four and some highlighting to the conclusion, index, and bibliography, markings inside rear cover, name, else very good. 28.00
Title: Andre Gide and Curiosity. First Edition, Paperback.
Publisher: Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2009, ISBN:9789042027268:
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