"Sodom and Gomorrah" by Marcel Proust

Sodom and Gomorrah In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 Marcel Proust, William C. Carter

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
13 Jul 2021
ISBN:
9780300186208
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
616 pages: 235 x 190mm
Illustrations:
3 b-w illus.

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is considered by many to be the greatest novel of the twentieth century. The fourth volume, Sodom and Gomorrah, is notable for its pioneering discussion of homosexuality. After publication, Colette wrote Proust: “No one has written pages such as these on homosexuals, no one!” This edition is edited and annotated by Proust scholar William C. Carter, who endeavors to bring the classic C. K. Scott Moncrieff translation closer to the spirit and style of the original.

Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for À la Recherche du Temps Perdu, published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. William C. Carter is Distinguished Professor of French Emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.