CORYDON. by Andre Gide With a comment on the second dialogue in. CORYDON by FRANK BEACH, Department of Psychology, Yale University. NEW YORK. Considered by Gide to be the most important of his books, this slim, exquisitely book is of the kind which will do me the greatest harm, Gide wrote of his Corydon. In his preface to the first American edition–published in , the year before his death–Gide says: “Corydon remains in my opinion the most important of my.

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Anyone who reads my book essays knows that I like picking up books from corydn book shops, antique stores, and other such places. He is also a translator and published more than translations from the French.

All that said, Gide is, of course right that homosexuality is a natural state for humans and that attempts to repress, shame, or otherwise regulate it based upon religious or social beliefs are mistaken.

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Preface to the Second Edition. Published July 18th by University of Illinois Press first published Customers who bought this item also bought. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Email required Address never made public.

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New Poems; Like Most Revelations: For other uses of the word, see Corydon disambiguation. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Published anonymously in bits and pieces between andCorydon first appeared in a signed, commercial edition in France in and in the United States cortdonthe year before Gide’s death.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Return to Book Page. Gide makes a truly troubling gidde at the very end of the final dialogue, but perhaps that was unavoidable given the time. Published anonymously in bits and pieces between andCorydon first appeared in a signed, commercial edition in France in and in the United States inthe year before Gide’s Considered by Gide to be the most important of his books, this slim, exquisitely crafted volume consists of four dialogues on the subject of homosexuality and its place in society.

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Gide’s sympathies with communism prompted him to travel to Russia, where he found the realities of Soviet life less attractive than he had imagined. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in for Untitled Subjects. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Two old friends argue about homosexuality, Corydon in defense. Amazon Second Chance Pass it coryvon, trade it in, gidf it a second life.

A shockingly relevant piece of work, given its publication nearly a century ago.


hide In Dialogue Four, Gide spends a great deal of time talking about ancient societies, and in particular ancient militaries. The third and fourth I felt included some of that depressing brand of gay male misogyny, which again one sometimes hears today.


The only example of the last category that he published was The Counterfeiters In spirited dialogue with his bigoted, boorish interviewer, Corydon marshals evidence from naturalists, historians, poets, and philosophers to support his contention that homosexuality pervaded the most culturally and artistically advanced civilizations, from Greece in the age of Pericles to Renaissance Italy and England in the age of Corudon.

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Gide poses a number corydoh questions our cultural and moral arbiters still refuse to engage with, namely a self-righteous tendency to deem non-normative behaviors as immoral excusing the tenuous and relativistic existence of norms in the first place.

His self-exploratory texts reflect his search of how to be fully oneself, even to the point of owning one’s sexual nature, without at the same time betraying one’s values. I was given a free French copy at a local book repository. Gide, the reflective rebel against bourgeois morality and one of the most important and controversial figures in modern European literature, published cirydon first book anonymously at the age of Corydon offers sets of arguments for his assertions corydno each of the above mentioned fields.

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