Strait is the Gate by André Gide [FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION] 4th Print •1960

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Strait is the Gate by André Gide


4th printing / 1960.

Some light wear to cover.

Inside pages are bright, white and read as new.  Beautiful copy! 

A landmark in world literature, Strait is the Gate describes a love affair between an acutely sensitive boy growing up in Paris and his cousin from the Normandy countryside that erupts into a soul-endangering passion. A devastating exploration of aestheticism taken to extremes, Strait is the Gate is a novel of haunting beauty that stimulates the mind and the emotions.

A serious purpose underlies the work of Gide, and it is from such purposes that great novelists arise. - The New York Times

A little masterpiece.... as fine as a spire on Notre Dame. - James Joyce