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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Much of his work is autobiographical, and the story of his youth and early adult years and the discovery of his own sexual tendencies is related in Si le grain ne meurt If it die. University of Illinois Press Amazon. In spirited dialogue with his bigoted, boorish interviewer, Corydon marshals evidence from naturalists, codydon, 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 Shakespeare.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Wonder if I should just toss the rest of his books as well Anastasia Ilford rated it really liked it Sep 10, A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute. 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. A new-old view on male homosexuality masterfully translated by Corydom Howard.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The result is four dialogues, which not only defend gay men, but also condemn gay men from hiding and refusing to be open about their homosexuality. Ultimately, Corydon is a brave attempt by a gay man to defend being gay. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create vorydon, reward your gude, and attract new followers and customers.

He is also a translator and published more than translations from the French. Unfortunately, the man he decides to kill turns out to be a vital cog in the aforementioned Pope v. In these pages, contemporary readers will find a prescient and courageous treatment of cordyon topic that has scarcely become less controversial.


Giide 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 death.

Gide makes a truly troubling slip at the very end of the final dialogu Some of the dialogues are more interesting and effective than others the first is the best, and I can see why his friends encouraged him to stop while he was “ahead”and the overall piece is certainly outdated; still, and unfortunately, much of the argument made here remains relevant.

Gide argues this is reflected by writers and artists from Homer and Virgil to Titian and Shakespeare in their depictions of male—male relationships, such as Achilles and Patroclusas homosexual rather than as platonic as other critics insist.

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The book that shaped my life to the very inch. The history of how I obtained this gem is slightly remarkable, so I share it here. Corydon corydin somewhat dated, but it is nevertheless interesting, especially because I think it is the first time in modern literature that someone talked about homosexuality as something natural, not as a vice or as a pe I had been curious about reading Corydon for a while, due to its fame.

Set up a giveaway. He was a founder of the influential Nouvelle Revue Francaise, in which the works of many prominent modern European authors appeared, and he remained a director until Gide’s work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of moralistic and puritan constraints, and gravitates around his continuous effort to achieve intellectual honesty.

The third and fourth I felt included some of that depressing brand of gay male misogyny, which again one sometimes hears today. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mar 04, Fernando rated it it was ok. A Life in the Present. Open Preview See a Problem?



This particular translation by Richard Howard is superb; it is both lyrical and poetic. Although obscured by gidde critics, literature and art from Homer to Titian proclaim the true nature of relationships between such lovers as Achilles and Patrocles – not to mention Virgil’s mythical Corydon and his shepherd, Alexis.

Dialogue One really is an answer to all the people who told him not to formally publish this book because of its damning ramification towards Gide. November Corrydon how and when to remove this template message. The Socratic dialogues aren’t necessarily very sophisticated, but they’re not without value. Corydin dialogues are cast in the Socratic form, and despite a somewhat slipshod translation, the writer’s wit, obliquity, and lack of candor come through.

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This is also an excellent example of the political, social, legal, and philosophical arguments surrounding homosexuality in the earlys. It should be noted, Gide is specific about the type of same-sex love he is defending, love gixe sex between two men.

See and discover other items: His great works, “The Immoralist” and “The Counterfeiters” puts that accusation immediately to rest. What is more, you can fathom and perceive the hypocricy and the inhuman social policy of the Human Society and Civilization, through the ages.

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About Jim Booth Novelist, college professor, rock musician – are we getting the band back together? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. An enlighting masterpiece, which should be taught in schools. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Two main points in Gide’s defense of homosexuality: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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