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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Dialogue Three and Four focuses on humans, and in particular the arts, humanities, and customs of humans. Set up a giveaway.

His great works, “The Immoralist” and “The Counterfeiters” puts that accusation immediately to rest. 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.

Write a customer review. Gide himself classified his fiction into three categories: The literary taboo is off; the contents of this book can no longer astound the general reading public.

Of interest are his comments on Proust–his explanation of why Charlus is such a superior creation than Albertine. And it needs no updating; it works great. Always preoccupied with freedom, a champion of the oppressed and a skeptic, he remained an incredibly youthful spirit.


Corydon deals with the question of homosexuality openly. He received a B. What he’s talking about is a relationship between a man in his twenties or thirties and a boy in his teens.

Corydon by André Gide

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Jul 30, Moureco marked it as to-read Shelves: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Poderia passar sem misoginia e antissemitismo. In these pages, contemporary readers will find a prescient and courageous treatment of a topic that has scarcely become less controversial.

This is probably more for academics, but public libraries serving gay communities will also want it. Hayley Windbigler rated it it was ok Dec 20, In Dialogue Four, Gide spends a great deal of time talking about ancient societies, and in particular ancient militaries. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Buy the selected items together This item: 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.

Hilarity of the darkest shades ensues. Anyone who reads my book essays knows that I like picking up books from used book shops, antique stores, and other such places. Gide also doesn’t do much for me in general, which is why having to read so much of him for my thesis is a drag.


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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As for the argument itself, it is ably dissected in this edition by an eminent biologist from Yale in an appendix to the text. Gide takes the wrong approach here–but he was a writer of his time.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I did like the counterfeiters a lot. University of Illinois Press- Social Science – pages. New Poems; Like Most Revelations: Read more Read less.

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