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Corydon by André Gide

Corydon by André Gide


The Gay Men's Press (GMP) title from 1985, published in 1998. All copies are new, but show the age of their publication.


The year before his death, André Gide wrote: "Corydon remains in my opinion the most important of my books." Begun in 1907, this essay on homosexuality and its place in society, in the form of a Socratic dialogue, was designed to remove "the veil of lies, convention, and hypocrisy which still stifles an important and not contemptible part of humanity." Printed at first anonymously and for private circulation, a commercial edition under the name of its famous author eventually appeared in 1924. Gide's arguments are vividly recreated in this splendid translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard. 




"Once past the shock that the same arguments are still having to be made, the reader will encounter in this book unexpected pleasures: civilized wit, sophistication, surprising insights" - John Rechy, Los Angeles Times


"Gide at his liveliest...Howard makes this translation sound as if Gide were speaking directly in English" - Library Journal

  • Details

    Imprint: The Gay Men's Press

    Publication date: 1998

    ISBN: 9780854492695

    Pages: 135

    Format: Paperback

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