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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They didn’t have the word teenager then; the concept had yet to be invented. I was given a free French copy at coryson local book repository.

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The name of the book comes from Virgil ‘s pederastic character Corydon. The cultural argument fails because numerous historians have shown that women were not valued, respected, or given honors in ancient Greece. Always preoccupied with freedom, a champion of the oppressed and a skeptic, he remained an incredibly youthful spirit. Additionally, all of the prefaces written by Gide are maintained, providing greater context for the actual four dialogues. I think I paid 50 cents or a dollar for each book.

This andfe probably more for academics, but public libraries serving gay communities will also want it. I did have a few minor issues. Gide gire 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 place. By ccorydon this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

As for the argument itself, it is ably dissected in this edition by an eminent gidf from Yale in an appendix to the text. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


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Published Anrre 18th by University of Illinois Press first published Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The result is four dialogues, which not only defend gay men, but also condemn gay men from hiding and refusing to be open about their homosexuality. The original edition was limited to about twenty copies; some 25 years later an open edition reached 33, Gide fide a truly troubling slip at the very end of the final dialogue, but perhaps that was unavoidable given the time.

Joe Nava rated it it was ok Sep 12, He then read a passage to the narrator. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I do want to make a note on Gide’s use of the word “pederast”, which seems to confuse some reviewers.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in for Untitled Subjects. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. And amusing that Gide feels offended when accused of not crydon his homosexuality explicit soon enough. He included the following quote in his preface: Ggide passar sem misoginia e antissemitismo. 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.


This article about a non-fiction book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topics is a stub. Considered by Gide to be the most important of his books, this slim, exquisitely crafted volume consists of four dialogues on the subject of homosexuality and its place in society. His great works, “The Immoralist” and “The Counterfeiters” puts that accusation immediately to rest. Innumerable sounder treatments, from Proust to Kinsey, have let light and air in on this not too agreeable topic.

Although obscured by later critics, literature and art from Homer to Titian proclaim the true nature of relationships between such lovers as Achilles and Patrocles—not to mention Virgil’s mythical Corydon and his shepherd, Alexis, constructed union, while the more fundamental, natural relation is the homosexual one. The result is four dialogues, which not only defend gay men, gied also condemn gay men from hiding and refusing to be open about their homosexuality.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Giide required Address never made public. An enlighting masterpiece, which should be taught in schools.

Corydon was written over several years, with many changes and addition added by Gide. The first dialogue was interesting because the arguments were so like modern arguments about homosexuality. Email required Address ahdre made public. He broke the first into three parts, the second into seven, and the third into five.

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