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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His argument from science relies on attempting to show that males are naturally more sexually active than females, and that in many species where males outnumber females that male-male sexual relationships offer outlets for all that male sexual energy.


I am trying to explain why they exist. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

This was a formative text for early 20th century discussions of homosexuality, but it definitely doesn’t last because Gide doesn’t really t The first dialogue was interesting because the arguments were so like modern arguments about homosexuality. Preface to the Second Edition.


Mar 04, Fernando rated it it was ok. I was given a free French copy at a local book repository. From inside the book. He is also a translator and published more than translations from the French.

Corydon was written over several years, with many changes and addition added by Gide. Nobel prize winner Gide considered this work his crowning achievement. Misguided even detestable though some of his views are, hapless as some of his evidence is, he has an important point and he makes it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Gide’s career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. This very small volume makes you see Homosexuality and Love in general with a more mature, down-to -earth perspective, as a natural selection of the living species on Earth.

Corydon, in his argument, ccorydon simply asking for the same rules to apply to boys. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The issue regarding my reviewing this book is that some sections, as usual with my reading a french text, slip by me.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In Andre Gide began work on a series of Socratic dialogues on the subject of homosexuality and its place in society.

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Get to Know Us. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Add to all that its beautiful French, and it’s a true classic. It’s remarkable how beautifully crafted his journal is, even when writing about sex with underage boys.

Mar 29, Yannis Thomadakis rated it it was amazing. This book, although he considered it his most important according to what I read, does not have the fame of the counter The issue regarding my reviewing this book is that some sections, as usual with my reading a french text, slip by me. Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Write a customer review. Hilarity of the darkest shades ensues.

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