Gide, André, 1869-1951

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Birth 1869-11-22
Death 1951-02-19
French, English

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French writer, humanist and moralist.

From the description of Letters : Paris, to Kelver Hartley, Paris, 1934 Nov. 1-Dec. 25. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 32415731

French author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Criquetot-l'Esneval], 9 April 1916, to Gabriel [i.e. Georges] Jean-Aubry, 1916 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577855

From the description of Letter, 1924 April 7 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647827220


From the description of Will of André Gide, 1947-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450463

French author and Nobel Prize winner.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Renée Allégret, 1942 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646194510

André Gide was a French author and novelist known for his fiction and autobiographical works. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947.

André Paul Guillaume Gide was born on November 22, 1869 in Paris, France to Juliette (Rondeaux) and Paul Gide. In October 1895 he married his cousin, Madeleine Rondeaux, but the marriage was never consummated. Gide had one daughter, Catherine, born to Elisabeth van Rysselberghe in 1923. Gide had a successful literary career and in 1947 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight" (The Nobel Foundation, ). He died of pneumonia on February 19, 1951.

From the guide to the André Gide Letters, 1927-1935, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)


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