Sodom and Gomorrah (Paperback)

By Marcel Proust, Richard Howard (Introduction by), C. K. Scott Moncrieff (Translator)
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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 "A la recherche du temps perdu" (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989).

About the Author

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental In Search of Lost Time, which was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.

Richard Howard is one of our greatest living poets and translators. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur "genius" grant. His translation of Stendhal's The Charterhouse Of Parma for the Modern Library was a national bestseller. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York.

Praise For…

“The thing about Proust is his combination of the utmost sensibility with the utmost tenacity. He searches out these butterfly shades to the last grain.”—Virginia Woolf

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375753107
ISBN-10: 0375753109
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: February 16th, 1999
Pages: 784
Language: English
Series: Modern Library (Paperback)