Gide and the Feminist Voice

  • Naomi Segal


At the end of March 1930, while writing Geneviève, Gide noted in his Journal:

I find it easy to escape from myself and, supplanted by a personality different from my own, I can let go with perfect abandon and no sense of opposition, and let that other personality express itself through me exactly as it should. But I get no satisfaction from writing in a feminine manner, as the pen flows, and everything I write in that way displeases me.1


Female Character Female Voice Good Woman Feminine Manner Feminist Voice 
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