- THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
Translated from French by Davit Kakhaberi
Andre Gide, the 1947 Nobel Prize winner, meant the novel to be partially autobiographical. However, the protagonist, Edouard, bears only slight resemblance to the author: he is a writer but unsuccessful, attempting to write a novel, while he and his friends pursue knowledge of themselves. On the whole, the novel describes the collapse of morality in middle-class France, and was thought to be an extremely outspoken piece of fiction at the time it was published.