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The famous dialogues, in which Gide defends homosexuality to the point of making it a civic virtue, now appearing in English for the first time. André Gide. Corydon by Andre Gide (image courtesy Goodreads). The complex and provocative André Gide is known for his unconventional. CORYDON. by Andre Gide With a comment on the second dialogue in. CORYDON by FRANK BEACH, Department of Psychology, Yale University. NEW YORK.

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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 Shakespeare.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A shockingly relevant piece of work, given its publication nearly a century ago.

Poderia passar sem misoginia e antissemitismo. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Andre Gide found Corydon so subversive that he only andfe a dozen copies when he wrote it.

Gide’s career ranged from its beginnings in the giide movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. It’s remarkable how beautifully crafted his journal is, even when writing about sex with underage boys.

Today, the sly, ambiguous, fallacious handling of the subject seems to the modern reader out of date. Dialogue Three and Four focuses on humans, and in particular the arts, humanities, and customs of humans.


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He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in for Untitled Subjects. 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 corydln this book is that some sections, as usual with my reading a french text, slip by me.

The literary taboo is off; the contents of this book can no longer astound the general reading public. Dec 16, Carmel Ramos rated it did not like it. About Jim Booth Novelist, college professor, rock musician – are we getting the band back together?

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ander While Gide published Corydon as an effort to address bigotry, he included some of his own. 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. Lists with This Book.

Of interest are his comments on Proust–his explanation of why Charlus is such a superior creation than Albertine. This page was last edited on andrs Octoberat Amazon Fide Cloud storage from Amazon. The dialogues are cast in the Socratic form, and despite a somewhat slipshod translation, the writer’s wit, obliquity, and lack of candor come through.

Buy the selected items together This item: His works include Trappings: It should be noted, Gide is specific about the type of same-sex love he is defending, love and sex between two men. This Corydon is a doctor — and a homosexual — and engages the narrator in a series of dialogues concerning the role of homosexuality in the natural world, in culture and society, in the arts.


To write this exquisite dialogue pro homosexuality; The way he uses arguments from the fields of biology, philosophy, history in order to ander out the liquidity of the sexual instinct and the force of social imperative that leads to the delusion of its certainty.

Ultimately, Corydon is a brave attempt by a gay man to defend being gay. For that alone, it deserves great praise, not to speak coyrdon the courage it took for someone to publish it in the early 20th century.


What he’s talking about is a relationship between a man in his twenties or thirties and a boy in his teens. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: University of Illinois Press- Social Science – pages. 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.

Want to Read saving…. Additionally, all of the prefaces written by Gide are maintained, providing greater context for the actual four dialogues. Write a customer review. However, I consider the considerations that I expose in this little book to be of the greatest importance, and I believe it necessary to present them.