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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Gide’s reflections on life and literature are contained in his Journalswhich span the years I think I paid 50 cents or a dollar for each book. Corydno particular translation by Richard Howard is superb; it is both lyrical and poetic. I did like the counterfeiters a lot.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute. In Corydoninitially released anonymously in installments between andGide speaks his most subversive and provocative truth. Innumerable sounder treatments, from Proust to Kinsey, have let light and air in on this not too agreeable topic. Inhe received the Nobel Prize for Literature.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Dialogue Three and Four focuses on humans, and in particular the arts, humanities, and customs of humans. University of Illinois Press- Social Science – pages.

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Two old friends argue about homosexuality, Corydon in defense. 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. He resigned when the journal passed into the hands of the collaborationists. References to this book Homosexual behavior among males: Showing of 2 reviews.

The name of the book comes from Virgil ‘s pederastic character Corydon. In your heart of hearts you know perfectly well 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. Jul 30, Moureco marked it as to-read Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Corydon, in his argument, is simply asking for the same rules to apply to boys.

Read more Read less. 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.


Hilarity of the darkest shades ensues. Although obscured by later critics, literature and art from Homer to Titian proclaim the true nature of relationships between such lovers as Achilles and Gied – not to mention Virgil’s mythical Corydon and his shepherd, Alexis.

In these pages, contemporary readers will find a prescient and courageous treatment of a topic that has scarcely become less controversial. I do want to make a note on Gide’s use of the word “pederast”, which seems to confuse some reviewers.

Gide’s work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of coryddon and puritan constraints, and gravitates around his continuous effort to achieve intellectual honesty. Views Read Edit View history.

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A Life in the Present. Gide is known, as I have noted, as a provocateur.