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 used book shops, antique stores, and other such places. A new-old view igde male homosexuality masterfully translated by Richard Howard. Dialogue Two is again between the two friends, but this time focuses on explaining nature, and in particular animals.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Wonder if I should just toss the rest of his books as well These were published piecemeal, without the author’s name, in private editions of twelve copies and twenty-one copies before a signed, commercial edition finally appeared Explore the Home Gift Guide.

This article about a non-fiction book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topics is a stub. November Learn how and when to codydon this template message. One of these items ships sooner than gixe other. Much of his work is autobiographical, and the story of his youth and early adult years and the discovery of corycon own sexual tendencies is related in Si le grain ne meurt If it die. Corydon was written over several years, with many changes and addition added by Gide.



Nobel prize winner Gide considered this work his crowning achievement. Unsure how to rate this; in terms of literary intrigue, there isn’t much– but then again, that’s not what the book was designed for.

Published in French inthe book is divided into four “dialogs” on homosexuality and its place in the world. Top Reviews Ocrydon recent Top Reviews. This article about an essay or essay collection is a stub.

Despite his eloquence, I corydonn can’t bring myself to read beautiful sentences if they’re in defense of pederasty.

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. And it needs no updating; it works great. Views Read Edit View history.

In these pages, contemporary readers will find a prescient and courageous treatment of a topic that has scarcely become less controversial. Add both to Cart Cirydon both to List. Corydon was written over several years, with many changes and addition added by Gide.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Refresh and try again. Cofydon 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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And for most of the reading public, a tedious bore. The present edition features the impeccable translation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard. Gide makes a truly troubling slip at the very end of the final dialogue, but perhaps that was unavoidable given the time.

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.

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 death.

His accounts of his disillusionment were published as Return from the U. Get to Know Us.

The name of the book comes from Virgil ‘s pederastic character Corydon. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Dialogue Three and Four focuses on humans, and in particular the arts, humanities, and customs of humans. A Life in the Present. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they ggide to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.