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Sodom and Gomorrah - Marcel Proust, Christopher Prendergast, John Sturrock
Sodom and Gomorrah
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Sodom and Gomorrah—now in a superb translation by John Sturrock—takes up the theme of homosexual love, male and female, and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Proust’s novel is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the... show more
Sodom and Gomorrah—now in a superb translation by John Sturrock—takes up the theme of homosexual love, male and female, and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Proust’s novel is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that is on the way to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles in earlier volumes now reappear in a different light and take center stage, notably Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he is in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus. First time in Penguin Classics A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious design The first completely new translation of Proust's novel since the 1920s
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039310 (0143039318)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
Series: À la recherche du temps perdu (#4)
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Bettie's Books
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4.0 Sodom and Gomorrah
bookshelves: autumn-2013, re-visit-2015 Read from November 16, 2013 to November 19, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076qndDescription: Desperate to avoid the tortures of love, Marcel tries to make himself unavailable to Albertine. Meanwhile, the Baron de Charlus suffers heartbreak. Stars...
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)
--Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time Volume IV)NotesAddendaSynopsis
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Sodom and Gomorrah
bookshelves: autumn-2013 Read on November 16, 2013 Desperate to avoid the tortures of love, Marcel tries to make himself unavailable to Albertine. Meanwhile, the Baron de Charlus suffers heartbreak. Stars James Wilby."I wonder if the guts of an aristocrat would stink like the guts of a peasant."...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
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I'm going to need a while to let the review stew in my brain. Until then, some first impressions on finishing it:So much to think about and consider in terms of not just parties but life, love, and relationships The narrator's mother and descriptions of grief are beautifully truthfulWhy yes, Mr. Nar...
All the World's a Page
All the World's a Page rated it
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I think this volume may be the most laugh-out-loud funny installment of Proust's masterpiece yet.If I had to summarize this volume, it would be that you find out that EVERYONE IS GAY. Well, pretty much everyone. The first half is about M. de Charlus, who is hilarious, and his affairs with Jupien and...
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