Handlung[ Bearbeiten Quelltext bearbeiten ] Erstes Buch. Der Psycho- Physiologe , ein Atheist , erforscht in ekelerregenden Experimenten die bedingten Reflexe an lebenden Ratten. Die Kunde von dem Wunder dringt bis zum Vatikan vor. Der gottlose Anthime konvertiert zum christlichen Glauben. Verarmt wird er von der Kirche nach Mailand abgeschoben.
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Shelves: french-lit , nobel-prize-winners Andre Gide the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in is talked about less now than when I was attending secondary school in the s. Because of his great reputation, I laboured through a half-dozen or so of his works before I tired of him. I suggest then that someone wishing to know more about Gide start with Andre Gide the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in is talked about less now than when I was attending secondary school in the s.
I suggest then that someone wishing to know more about Gide start with Les Caves de Vatican which is the only of his novels that I have read that I have found to be truly funny. It is sparkling and full of Gallic wit. It comments on the evil of gratuitous actions and also stands as a good example of the Symbolist literary movement.
Funny how that often seems to be the case with things I picked up decades ago and left languishing on my shelves, unread! This is a nasty, witty farcical novel which squarely takes aim at the credulous and convention-bound, particularly those of a pious bent. The eponymous hero is amorality incarnate, and recalls Dorian Grey in some respects, notably in his beauty. A host of cunning rogues and blinkered fools populate his world, as the action jumps from Paris to the south of France to Rome and Naples.
I expect that in when this was released under its original French title "Les Caves du Vatican" it must have offended all the right people.
Les caves du Vatican : présentation du roman d'André Gide
La narrazione si apre con Anthime Armand-Dubois, scienziato ateo e appartenente alla massoneria, cinico nei suoi esperimenti e nelle relazioni con i suoi parenti. In soggiorno a Roma per farsi visitare da un famoso medico, gli appare in sogno la Madonna dopo che la sera prima ne aveva oltraggiato la statua spezzandole una mano. Da questo momento Anthime si converte al cristianesimo e fa pubblica abiura da ogni sua precedente empia pubblicazione, incoraggiato anche dalla Chiesa che vuole sfruttarlo come esempio. Analisi[ modifica modifica wikitesto ] La trama, come sopra esposta, appare scarna e priva di significati pregnanti. 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.
Les caves du Vatican
In , he became mayor of La Roque-Baignard , a commune in Normandy. In , Gide rented the property Maderia in St. This period, —07, is commonly seen as a time of apathy and turmoil for him. Gide and Marc fled to London, in retribution for which his wife burned all his correspondence — "the best part of myself," he later commented.
Die Verliese des Vatikans