Philippe Piotrowski‘s Today’s Memory
André Gide’s birthday
Originally shared by Philippe Piotrowski
Nobel Laureate André Paul Guillaume Gide was born in Paris, France, on this day in 1869.
“’You have to let other people be right’ was his answer to their insults. ‘It consoles them for not being anything else’.”
―from THE IMMORALIST by André Gide
André Gide was born in Paris in 1869 and died there in 1951. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. His works include „The Immoralist”, „The Counterfeiters”, „Strait is the Gate”, the autobiography „If It Die…”, and three volumes of Journals. He also wrote plays, essays, short stories, and books of travel.