Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
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|Birth:||22nd November, 1869|
|Death:||19th February, 1951|
|Profession:||Essayist, Novelist, Writer|
André Paul Guillaume Gide was born in Paris. He was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight". Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. Gide was brought up in isolated conditions in Normandy and became a prolific writer at an early age, publishing his first novel, The Notebooks of Andre Walter, in 1891, at the age of twenty-one. Known for his fiction as well as his autobiographical works, Gide exposes to public view the conflict and eventual reconciliation between the two sides of his personality, split apart by a straitlaced education and a narrow social moralism. Gide's work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of moralistic and puritanical constraints, and gravitates around his continuous effort to achieve intellectual honesty.
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