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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Corydon by André Gide
Nobel prize winner Gide considered this work his crowning achievement. Published in French inthe book is divided into four “dialogs” on homosexuality and its place in the world.
This is probably more for coyrdon, but public libraries serving gay communities will also want it. 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 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.
Gide’s reflections on life and literature are contained in his Journalswhich span the years He was a founder of the influential Nouvelle Revue Francaise, in which the works corydn many prominent modern European authors appeared, and he remained a director until He resigned when the journal passed into the hands of the collaborationists. Gide’s sympathies with communism prompted him to travel to Russia, where he found croydon realities of Soviet life less attractive than he had imagined.
His accounts of his disillusionment were published as Return from the U. Always preoccupied with freedom, a champion of the oppressed and a skeptic, he remained an incredibly youthful spirit.
Gide himself classified his fiction into three categories: The only example of the last category that he published was The Counterfeiters Throughout his career, Gide maintained an extensive correspondence with such noted figures as Valery, Claudel, Rilke, and others. Inhe received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Account Options Sign in.
These were published piecemeal, without the author’s name, in private editions of twelve copies and twenty-one tide before a signed, commercial edition finally appeared My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Gallimard- Social Science – pages. In Andre Gide began work on a series of Socratic dialogues on the subject of homosexuality and its place in society. These were published piecemeal, without the author’s name, in private editions of twelve copies corydob twenty-one copies before a signed, commercial edition finally appeared in France in In his preface to the first American edition–published inthe year before his death–Gide says: From inside the book.