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Andre Gide
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    (November 22, 1869-February 19, 1951)
    Wrote ‘The Immoralist' (1902), ‘The Return of the Prodigal Son' (1907), ‘Straight Is the Gate' (1909), ‘The Counterfeiters' (1925) and ‘If It Die' (1926)
    Won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1947)
    He was a Communist.
    He was a pederast.
    He married his cousin, but idealized her so much that he was unable to ever consummate the marriage.
    When he was 47, he ran off to London with the 16-year-old son of the best man at his wedding.
    He had a daughter out of wedlock.
    The Catholic Church placed his works on the Index of Forbidden Books (1952).
    He rejected Communism after touring the Soviet Union (1936).
    His criticism of the near-slavery of the natives in French Equatorial Africa led to reforms of the colonial government.
    His novels gave literary respectability to the formerly taboo subject of homosexuality.
    He wrote, ‘It is better to be hated for what one is than to be loved for what one is not.'

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