GIDE CORYDON PDF

Nikoshura Kristen rated it liked it Oct 31, Hayley Windbigler rated it it was ok Dec cordon, When I was reading this marvellous dialogue and thesis in defence of homosexuality, I was completely mesmerised by the clarity of the arguments, the variation of philosophical and scientific opinions, the unprecedented compassion and acknowledgement of the Human Nature. Dialogue Two is again between the two friends, but this time focuses on explaining nature, and in particular animals. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Parts of the text were separately privately printed from toand the whole book appeared in its French original in France in May and in the United States in I am trying to explain why they exist.

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Nikoshura Kristen rated it liked it Oct 31, Hayley Windbigler rated it it was ok Dec cordon, When I was reading this marvellous dialogue and thesis in defence of homosexuality, I was completely mesmerised by the clarity of the arguments, the variation of philosophical and scientific opinions, the unprecedented compassion and acknowledgement of the Human Nature. Dialogue Two is again between the two friends, but this time focuses on explaining nature, and in particular animals.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Parts of the text were separately privately printed from toand the whole book appeared in its French original in France in May and in the United States in I am trying to explain why they exist. The first dialogue was interesting because the arguments were so like modern arguments about homosexuality. Aug 06, Rodrigo rated it liked it. This book, although he considered it his most important according to what I read, does not have the fame of the counterfeiters.

Jul 30, Moureco marked it as to-read Shelves: The history of how I obtained this gem is slightly remarkable, so I share it here. Views Read Edit View history. This particular translation by Richard Howard is superb; it is both lyrical and poetic.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Notify me of new comments via email. Gide himself classified his fiction into three categories: Joe Nava rated it it was ok Sep 12, This article about a non-fiction book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topics is a stub.

This book, although he considered it his most important according to what I read, does not have the fame of the counter The issue regarding my reviewing this book is that some sections, as ahdr with my reading coryron french text, slip by me. Mar 29, Yannis Thomadakis corydo it it was amazing. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: What is more, you can fathom and perceive the hypocricy and the inhuman social policy of the Human Society and Civilization, through the ages. The New Southern Gentleman.

The original edition was limited to about twenty copies; some 25 years later an open edition reached 33, 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.

In Dialogue Four, Gide spends a great deal of time talking about ancient societies, and in particular ancient militaries. Misguided even detestable though some of his views are, hapless as some of his evidence is, he has an important point and he makes it. Aug 01, Katrinka rated it liked it. 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.

Here we are, a hundred years after the first edition made perfectly cogent and undeniable arguments, continuing to have the same debate in almost the same words. 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.

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.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. For that alone, it deserves great praise, not to speak of the courage it took for someone to publish it in the gidee 20th century. Of interest are his comments on Proust—his explanation of why Charlus is such a superior creation than Albertine.

Nobel prize winner Gide considered this work his crowning achievement. TOP Related Posts.

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Corydon (Gide)

Mit knapp elf Jahren verlor Gide seinen Vater. Zwar trat dadurch keine materielle Notlage ein, doch war er nun ganz der puritanischen Erziehung seiner Mutter unterworfen. Sein Ziel war, Schriftsteller zu werden. Die Monate in Biskra dienten der Regeneration und waren mit ersten heterosexuellen Kontakten zu jungen Prostituierten verbunden.

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André Gide

Gide was born in Paris, the only child of a law professor and a strict Calvinist mother. 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. 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. Corydon deals with the question of homosexuality openly. He was a founder of the influential Nouvelle Revue Francaise, in which the works of many prominent modern European authors appeared, and he remained a director until He resigned when the journal passed into the hands of the collaborationists. His accounts of his disillusionment were published as Return from the U.

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Totalmente recomendable. This is also an excellent example of the political, social, legal, and philosophical arguments surrounding homosexuality in the earlys. Gide makes a truly troubling slip at the very end of the final Some of the dialogues are more interesting and effective than others the first is the best, and I can see why 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. Gide makes a truly troubling slip at the very end of the final dialogue, but perhaps that was unavoidable given the time.

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