André Gide — HVIS HVEDEKORNET IKKE DØR 1st Danish printing of “Si le grain ne meurt” in fine binding

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GCopenhagen: Athenæum, 1943. Indbundet med begge originale omslag i et særdeles fint purpurfarvet millimeterbind i gedeskind med rygtitel i guld og farvet topsnit. Bindet signeret Kamma Andersen. 303 sider. Foromslag desværre med et ukønt navnestempel fra tidligere ejer og lidt små afskrab på permer men ingen af delene særligt skæmmende. Alt i alt er der tale om et fint og smagfuldt bind

First Danish edition, 1st printing bound with both original wraps in fine private purple morocco with gilt title and colored topedge

Si le grain ne meurt (If it die…) is” the autobiography of the French writer André Gide. Published in 1924, it recounts the life of Gide from his childhood in Paris until his engagement with his cousin Madeleine Rondeaux in 1895. The book has two parts. In the first, the author recounts his childhood memories: his private tutors, his time at the Ecole Alsacienne, his family, his friendship with Pierre Louÿs, the start of his veneration of his cousin, and his first efforts at writing. The book’s title, Si le grain ne meurt, is an allusion to the Gospel of John 12:24–25. The much shorter second part recounts his discovery of his homosexuality during a trip to Algeria, part of which was with Irish writer Oscar Wilde. At the time of its publication, parts of the book shocked the public with their depictions of homosexuality and detailed descriptions of Gide’s debauchery”

André Gide — HVIS HVEDEKORNET IKKE DØR 1st Danish printing of "Si le grain ne meurt" in fine binding

600,00 kr.

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