By Andre Gide
"Strait is the Gate", first released in 1909 in France as "La Porte etroite", is a singular concerning the failure of affection within the face of the narrowness of the ethical philosophy of Protestantism. --- André Gide (1869 - 1951) was once a French writer and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947. Gide's profession spanned from the symbolist circulation to the arrival of anticolonialism in among the 2 global Wars. Gide's paintings could be visible as an research of freedom and empowerment within the face of moralistic and puritan constraints, and gravitates round his non-stop attempt to accomplish highbrow honesty. His self-exploratory texts mirror his seek of ways to be absolutely oneself, with no even as betraying one's values... --- "For Gide was once very various from the image most folks had of him. He used to be the very opposite of an aesthete, and, as a author, had not anything in universal with the doctrine of paintings for art's sake. He was once a guy deeply considering a selected fight, a selected struggle, who by no means wrote a line which he didn't imagine was once of provider to the reason he had at heart." (Francois Mauriac)
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