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Andre Gide

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The Ten French Novels Which I …

I have been asked which ten French novels I like most. I believe it was Jules Lemaitre who started the fashion of the little game Pierre Louys and I used to play when we were still in rhetoric: "If you had to pass the rest of your days on a dese [...]

Classicism

I The triumph of individualism and the triumph of classicism melt into each other. Now I maintain that the triumph of individualism consists in renouncing one's individuality. Not one of the qualities of the classic style but is purchased by the sac [...]