In Search of Lost Time

In Search of Lost Time

Volume IV, Sodom and Gomorrah

Book - 2003
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Sodom and Gomorrah opens a new phase of In Search of Lost Time . While watching the pollination of the Duchess de Guer-mantes's orchid, the narrator secretly observes a sexual encounter between two men. "Flower and plant have no conscious will," Samuel Beckett wrote of Proust's representation of sexuality. "They are shameless, exposing their genitals. And so in a sense are Proust's men and women . . . shameless. There is no question of right and wrong."

For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of #65533; la recherch#65533; du temps perdu (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Biblioth#65533;que de la Pl#65533;iade in 1989).
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
ISBN: 9780375753107
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS F PRO
Characteristics: xiv, 747 p. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Proust, Marcel 1871-1922 Sodome et Gomorrhe

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