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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Add both to Cart Add both to List. I am glad that I read this. In these pages, contemporary readers will find a prescient and courageous treatment of a topic that has scarcely become less controversial.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books gire want to read. This article does not cite any sources. Additionally, all of the prefaces written by Gide are maintained, providing greater context for the actual four dialogues. There was a problem filtering reviews right cortdon. Read more Read less. It doesn’t have the same meaning as our word “pedophile”, which denote A quick read, a bit dated of course, but interesting for the historical perspective, as well as how much of it–particularly the first dialogue–still pertains today.

New Poems; Like Most Revelations: Some of the dialogues are more interesting and effective than others the first is the best, and I can see why his friends coorydon him to stop while he was “ahead”and the overall piece is certainly outdated; still, and unfortunately, much of the argument made here remains gids.

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The second dialogue, consisting mostly of descriptions of animal mating habits, I found rather unfortunate and far too coryfon. It doesn’t have the same meaning as our word “pedophile”, which denotes an attraction to very young children who have not entered puberty.

Lists with This Book. Dialogue One really is corydin answer to all the people who told him not to formally publish this book because of its damning ramification towards Gide. Account Options Sign in. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Innumerable sounder treatments, from Proust to Kinsey, have let light and air in on this not too agreeable topic.

Today, the sly, ambiguous, fallacious handling of the subject seems to the modern reader out of date. Ships from and sold by Amazon. It should be noted, Gide is specific about the type of same-sex love he is defending, love and sex between two men. November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

He resigned when the journal passed into the hands of the collaborationists. This article about a non-fiction book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topics is a stub. Showing of 2 reviews.

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He doesn’t even apologize! Gide poses a number of questions our cultural and moral arbiters still refuse to engage with, namely a self-righteous tendency to deem non-normative behaviors as immoral excusing the tenuous and relativistic existence of norms in the first gde.

Published in French inthe book is divided into four “dialogs” on homosexuality and its place corydo the world. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I clrydon trying to explain why they exist. Dialogue Three and Four focuses on humans, and in particular the arts, humanities, and customs of humans. All that said, Gide is, of course right that homosexuality is a natural state for humans and that attempts to repress, shame, or otherwise regulate it based upon religious or social beliefs are mistaken.


English Choose a language for shopping. Hayley Windbigler rated it it was ok Dec 20, This site uses cookies. Published July 18th by University of Illinois Press first published Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Gide, the reflective rebel against bourgeois morality and one of the most important and controversial figures in modern European literature, published his first book anonymously at the age of To write this exquisite dialogue pro homosexuality; The way he uses arguments from the fields of biology, philosophy, history in order to point out the liquidity of the sexual instinct and the force of social imperative that leads to the delusion of its certainty.

Corydon deals with the question of homosexuality openly.


Email required Address never made public. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Wonder if I should just toss the rest of his books as well Aug gkde, Katrinka rated it liked it. This was a formative text for early 20th century discussions of homosexuality, but it definitely doesn’t last because Gide doesn’t really transcend his own time. The Socratic argument is weak and, I think, unnecessary.

Paperbackpages. Gallimard- Social Science – pages. Nov 04, Joey rated it liked it.