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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The jacket copy oversells the book as some kind of proto-Camus exploration of “unmotivated crime,” but really it’s a retroth-century-style farce, full of mistaken identity, improbable coincidences, estates satire, and some gleeful mockery of religion thrown in for good measure. Catalogo del Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale.

Uniform Title Caves du Vatican. In regards to the themes, there is, again, a bit of everything: This is a nasty, witty farcical novel which squarely takes aim at the credulous and convention-bound, particularly those of a pious bent.

You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Estratto da ” https: Gide’s career ranged vaican its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars.

Les Caves du Vatican by André Gide

Have read only The Immoralist up to now and even that was many years ago. The University of Melbourne. More focused vayican French Literature and translations in my reading this year. Che enorme distanza tra l’immaginazione e il fatto! Lists What are lists? Try reading this short book described by the author as a sotie which Larousse defines as a ‘piece of gross buffoonery written for fools’.


Subjects Manners and customs — Fiction. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Open Preview See a Problem? I personaggi non sono molti, ma tutti ben delineati e collegati tra loro da legami parentali che rendono l’atmosfera di un’intera famiglia.

All in all, it’s pretty enjoyable if you get to it’s half and can get over the author’s constant interruption. E qui si conclude la storia dell’uomo qualunque che si mise in testa di fare l’eroe e che fu ucciso senza motivo. Paris France — Fiction.

Notify me of new comments via email. The eponymous hero is amorality incarnate, and recalls Dorian Grey in some respects, notably in his beauty. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Funny how that often seems to be the case with things I picked up decades ago and left languishing on my shelves, unread!

Book One introduces us to Anthime Armand-Dubois, a crippled freemason devoted to scientific research, an atheist who leaves France to settle in Rome to be near a specialist in rheumatic diseases. Gide has a brilliant ability to weave subplots together into a unified narrative, while offering perspectives and shades of meaning from characters who seem peripheral, but whose final integration into the novel becomes essential.

Per quanto desideri portare a termine la sua missione il senso di colpa lo divora, la distrazione di un momento fa crollare in lui tutta la sicurezza di essere il predestinato e alla fine confessa il suo peccato, tra le risate degli impostori e del lettore: It is a book that Gide had in the back of his mind for 20 years before writing it and many of the scenes were inspired from aspects of his own life or those close to him.


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Suddenly the young man pulled out a penknife. 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!

Can any of us do so? Sfila una galleria di dame bacchettone e bigotte, pronte a professare la propria fede ai quattro venti, ma ben attente ai propri interessi economici e alla loro condizione sociale. It is sparkling and full of Gallic wit. The answer is no, but much fun is had at the expense of the Church and bourgeoisie along the way.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: His Strait Is the Gate is a work of devout even pseudo religiosity. Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.

Mar 04, J de Salvo rated it it was amazing. And what happens when they all find themselves in Rome? A delightful, sprightly farce infused with a buoyant energy that captures the essence of old-world Europe.

Looking back on the recently finished lecture I have discovered a brilliant plot where characters are lead by self-imposed beliefs that are vatocan to absurdity on purpose in order to build a literary place where conspiracy turns the world upside-down. Open to the public. Aug 30, Rebecka rated it did not like it Shelves: