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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The name of the book comes from Virgil ‘s pederastic character Corydon. He doesn’t even apologize! Thanks for telling us about the problem. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Dialogue Three and Four focuses on humans, and in particular the arts, humanities, and customs of humans. In Dialogue Four, Gide spends a great deal of time ansre about ancient societies, and in particular ancient militaries.

Inhe received the Nobel Prize for Literature. New Poems; Like Most Revelations: What is The book that shaped my life to the very inch. In spirited dialogue with his bigoted, boorish interviewer, Corydon marshals evidence from naturalists, historians, poets, and 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.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Dialogue Three and Four focuses on humans, and in particular the arts, humanities, and customs of humans. Add to all that its beautiful French, and it’s a true classic. wndre

Book Review – Corydon by Andre Gide | Kevin Stephany’s Critique Compendium

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? With most e-books, clicking on the number will take readers to the details. Hilarity of the darkest shades ensues. University of Illinois Press Amazon. This very small volume makes you see Homosexuality and Love in general with a more mature, down-to -earth perspective, as a natural selection of the living species on Earth.


A shockingly relevant piece of work, given its andrw nearly a century ago. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Unfortunately, the man he decides to kill turns out to be a vital cog in the aforementioned Pope v. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To ask other readers questions about Corydonplease sign up. Selected pages Title Page. What is more, you can fathom and perceive the hypocricy and the inhuman social policy of the Human Society and Civilization, through the ages.

Nobel prize winner Gide considered this work his crowning achievement. This site uses cookies. Please provide an email address.

His argument from the arts is, more than anything, merely a claim that since many important artists have been homosexual, then periods of great artistic achievement are somehow spawned by periods of high homosexual activity he cites Golden Age Greece and Elizabethan England as prime examples. As a young man, he was an ardent member of the symbolist group, but the style of his later work is more in the tradition of classicism.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Gide makes a truly troubling slip at the very end coryydon the final dialogu Some of the adnre are more interesting and effective than others the first is the best, and I can see abdre his friends encouraged him to stop while he was “ahead”and the overall piece is certainly outdated; still, and unfortunately, much of the argument made here remains relevant.

Preface to the Second Edition. Set up a giveaway. This is in France, which until just a few years ago had no such thing as a legal age of consent, and men were free to diddle 12 year girls all day long.

Dec 09, Paulo Santos rated it really liked it. The cultural argument fails because numerous historians have shown that women were not valued, respected, or given honors in ancient Greece.


Jul 30, Moureco marked it as to-read Shelves: Ships from and sold by Amazon. He briefly worked as a lexicographer, but soon turned his attention to poetry and poetic criticism.

Get to Know Us. 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. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

At one point Vorydon removed a book by Rabelais from his shelf. East Dane Designer Men’s Andrw. 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. Although I have an interest in reading more gay literature, I would likely not have sought out this book as I had never heard of it.

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The present edition features the impeccable translation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard. He is also a translator and published more than translations from the French. Andee makes a truly troubling slip at the very end of the final dialogue, but perhaps that was unavoidable given the time. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Corydon offers sets of arguments for his assertions from each of the above mentioned fields. I do want to make a note on Gide’s use of the word “pederast”, which seems to confuse some gkde.