André Gide, L'Immoraliste
Gide, André. L’Immoraliste. Paris: Gallimard, 1972 (1902).
How the wastes of North Africa remind me of the Greeks! Ah, the Greeks, for whom philosophy was a natural outgrowth of poetry, poetry but a dialect of philosophy, who practiced all arts naturallyand boy-loveWhat? Who said that? Silence, devil! BOYLOVE Ah, my wife will be inconsolable! HOT ARAB BOYS WITH BRONZED LIMBS But what is your morality to meI must discover my true selfwhy do I always end up down by the canal where the boys go swimming? Sultry Africa! Oscar Wilde, you never should have taken me to that club!