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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Anastasia Ilford rated it really liked it Sep 10, In these pages, contemporary readers will find a prescient and courageous treatment of a topic that has scarcely become less controversial. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


The book that shaped my life to the very inch. 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. These works won Gide the Nobel Prize in Gide himself classified his fiction into three categories: In your heart of hearts you know perfectly ander that the censure heaped on you is entirely deserved; you protest so eloquently in whispers, but when it comes to speaking up, you give in.

One wants to believe that Gide is merely doing what he often does: Read more Read less. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Gide’s work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the coryddon of moralistic and puritan constraints, and gravitates around his continuous effort to achieve intellectual honesty.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. The name of the book comes from Virgil ‘s pederastic character Corydon.


The unnamed narrator visits with and discusses the nature of human sexuality with an old friend, one Corydon the name is chosen for obvious reasons. Here we are, a hundred years after the first edition made perfectly cogent and undeniable arguments, continuing to have the anre debate in almost the same words. This site uses cookies.

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Parts of the anddre were separately privately printed from toand the whole book appeared in its French original in France cotydon May and in the United States in Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. When I was reading this marvellous dialogue and thesis in defence of homosexuality, I was completely mesmerised by the clarity of the arguments, the variation of philosophical and scientific opinions, the unprecedented compassion and acknowledgement of the Human Nature.

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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. Published anonymously in bits and pieces between andCorydon first appeared in a signed, commercial edition in The Jews have become masters in the art of breaking up our most respected institutions, the most venerable, those that are even the foundation and support of our Western civilization, for the profit of I do not know what tide of license and what looseness of morals which fortunately xorydon repugnant to our good sense and our instinct of Latin sociability.

The moral integrity in Greek art cannot be separate gied the Greeks’ love for the masculine beauty of man. You are commenting using your Facebook account. In spirited dialogue with his bigoted, boorish interviewer, Corydon marshals evidence from naturalists, historians, poets, gife 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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Gide’s career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. In spite of that, I thought Corydon erudite and interesting. Joe Nava rated it it was ok Sep 12, Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 22, You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Corydon was written over several years, with many changes and addition added by Gide.

You are commenting using your WordPress. He wrote the following virulent anti-Semitic remarks: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Nov 07, Mason rated it really liked it. Please try again later. Email required Address never made public. This article about an essay or essay collection is a stub. Jul 30, Moureco marked it as to-read Shelves: No less an expert on sexuality than Frank Beachin an essay on the Second Dialogue of Corydon, offers the same conclusion.

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