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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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. This book, although he considered it his most important according to what I read, does not have the fame of the counterfeiters.

Refresh and try again. Corydon is somewhat dated, but it is nevertheless interesting, especially because I think it is the first time in modern literature that someone talked about homosexuality as something natural, not as a vice or as a crydon proclivity.

His great works, “The Immoralist” and “The Counterfeiters” puts that accusation immediately to rest. And since in most cases no one is willing to admit that such things exist, I am examining, I am trying to examine, whether it is really as deplorable as it is said to be—that such things exist. I am glad, also, that I read it in French.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. No trivia or quizzes yet. Much of his work is autobiographical, and the story of his youth and early adult years and the discovery of his own sexual tendencies is related in Si le grain ne meurt If it die.

The moral integrity in Greek art cannot be separate from the Greeks’ love for the masculine beauty of man. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Coeydon in French inthe book is divided into four “dialogs” on homosexuality and its place in the world. Amazon Drive Gife storage from Amazon. 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.

Corydon deals with the question of homosexuality openly. His argument from science relies on attempting to show that males are naturally more sexually active coryddon females, and that in many species where males outnumber females that male-male sexual relationships offer outlets for all that male sexual energy. It doesn’t have the same meaning as our word “pedophile”, which denotes an attraction to very young children who have not entered puberty.

Throughout his career, Gide maintained an extensive correspondence with corydno noted figures as Valery, Claudel, Rilke, and others. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in for Untitled Subjects.

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 His accounts of his disillusionment were published as Return from the U. In Corydonhe invokes ancient Greece as a cultural model and evidentiary support for public acceptance of homosexuality.

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A Life in the Present. What is The book that shaped my life to the very inch. 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 clrydon. S… on Jean-Paul Sartre: In his preface to the first American edition–published inthe year before his death–Gide says: University of Illinois Press- Social Science – pages.


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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. Hilarity of the darkest shades ensues. Buy the selected items together This item: Inhe received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He received a B. Mar 29, Yannis Thomadakis rated it it was amazing. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In Dialogue Four, Gide spends a great deal of time talking about ancient societies, and in particular ancient militaries.

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This is probably more for academics, but public libraries serving gay communities will also want it. Straight Women – Gay Men: Corydon, in his argument, is simply asking for the same rules to apply to boys. One wants to believe that Gide is merely doing what he often does: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Gids from and sold by Amazon.

Nobel prize winner Gide considered this work gid crowning achievement.