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That is the primary theme of the novel which comes from the title of the book by the writer Edouard. There’s a strong anti-decadent bent in this novel.

I had frankly hoped that the Angel could have saved the little boy and still regret that he did not. Page count missing – La historia se centra en la vida de dos chicos adolescentes: Thus The Counterfeiters is a novel-within-a-novel, with Edouard the alter ego of Gide writing a book of the same title.

Like other reviewers have noted, it breaks from the “traditional” novel mold since it is a novel about writing a novel. Overall I do recommend it a lot I think although, and the characters employ this very expression in the book to talk about one of the writer’s book do you follow me there because I think I lose myself in the bookception? We re introduced to characters who play small parts and then disappear.

Gide’s experimentation comes in the form of a magically real angel, multiple narrative points of view combined with more subplots and characters than would normally be considered prudent in a well-controlled work. But that search gets twisted in a hundred different directions, ending up only as strands heading in a general direction.

I wonder if it’s the first time anyone has ever falxos that. Edouard, a kind of stand-in for Gide, is Olivier’s “uncle” through marriageand in the loss of his beloved nephew opts instead of his schoolfriend, Bernard. The story of Edouard writing his novel demonstrates his search for knowledge, yet as he associates with a group of his own adolescent relatives it appears as an artificial arrangement; one that displays the effects upon society of youth’s corruption of traditional standards and values.

And you might leave disappointed. Relationships of every variety are explored: I recommend the book to people interested in the themes monedeors well as to people in search of good literature.


The feeling I get after reading it was similar to the time I read American Psycho. Other stylistic devices are also used, such as an omniscient narrator that sometimes addresses the reader directly, weighs in on the characters’ motivations or discusses alternate realities. I am not sure that this is a book with a message per say.

How can i find an online pdf version of this book? If you can handle the French, give it a look. Maybe I will edit this later and make a clearer review when I will have studied the book in depth but I don’t think there is a much deeper meaning. If you could read French, though, that may be the best asset for reading this book.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Perhaps Gide’s trying to resurrect an approach to the novel the decadents tried to do away with. Therefore, the book has been seen as a precursor of the nouveau roman. Thus, all the characters of Gide seem to be pursued of this greatness and this romantic thrill, all seem poets and artists.

I was stunned when an angel appeared in the novel to wrestle with Bernard as if he were Jacob. So it follows, with Gide’s journals, the book is about writing about writing about writing, among its many themes. This learning which is required by ols changing nature of the everyday, the quotidian reality that is, perhaps, counterfeit.

This book does the same.

The Counterfeiters by André Gide

An appendix to this edition Vintage, contains excerpts from the Gide’s notebooks which he kept while writing this book. Meanwhile, the threads of the monedrros characters, who I assume to be Olivier, Bernard, and Edouard, neatly sort themselves out without any significant developments, excluding some juvenile angst on the part of Olivier.

I suppose the counterfeit coins used in the novel that the title references, represent the hollow and somewhat flashy or surface nature and currency of many of these relationships people have with each other.

El texto tiene estructura de notas del borrador. The story depicts a snooty literary artistic clique more so than a debaucherous cabal, and the characters are trying to out-snoot each other as much as anything.

The Counterfeiters

Assume everyone is gay until proven otherwise. Los dos abandonan sus casas para poder construir sus vidas. It went on the market about when Josephine Baker was in Paris dancing naked except for a string of bananas around her waist, so I imagine the French public was ready as well for something provocative by way of literature. The Counterfeiters has improved its reputation in the intervening years and is now generally counted among the great novels of the twentieth century.


His life goes downhill as he murders her and goes insane. Jul 23, Kit rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 4 comments. It reminds me of The Way of All Flesha 19th century bildungsroman centering on an uncle and his nephew, with winks to the discerning reader. I’m not sure that it always succeeds well, since this style contributes to the lack of any significant plot and an unsatisfying conclusion.

The Count seems to be an evil and corrupting force while the latter is benevolent. Oct 26, Tiago Germano rated it it was amazing. It’s a heavy read and still the writing style drags your eyes along the pages with force. For young middle class French gay people they sure do lead boring lives. But anrre transitional nature of the story is interesting. Again, I think this is an interesting and philosophical novel – it wove subtly complex webs across my mind.

At 19, I liked it because the author maintained a rapid pace and clearly had great affection for his characters. Mar 27, P. Edouard, a kind of stand-in for Gide, is Olivier’s “uncle” through marriageand in the loss of his beloved nephew opts instead of his schoolfriend A novel as much about writing as it is about coded homosexuality in ‘s France a time, lest we forget, that Gertrude Stein and Alice B.

The form of the novel is unique, depending on which version you pick up. His self-exploratory texts reflect his search of loa to be fully oneself, even to the point of owning one’s sexual nature, without at the same time betraying one’s values.