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Abstract

André Gide was more than a writer of fiction who showed an occasional interest in society. Beginning in the 1920s, at the peak of his career, after having established himself as an accomplished writer, astute moraliste, and the foremost spokesperson of his generation for personal freedom and self-realization, Gide became aware, first, that his particular brand of bourgeois individualism was becoming increasingly irrelevant in the contemporary world and, second, that social commitment and even revolution could serve as a powerful source of inspiration and self-renewal. Over a ten-year period that ended with his public break with the Soviet Union in 1936, Gide, the committed intellectual, interacted with society in what were for him unprecedented ways.

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Journal Entry French Society Moral Courage Public Persona French Republic 
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