Monday, March 27

Sodom and Gomorrah - Marcel Proust (1921-1922)


"An eye for the ladies, and the men, and the scenery ... Marcello Mazzarella as Marcel Proust in Raoul Ruiz's film, Time Regained. Well, I most surely tempted fate when I signed off my last Proust post by writing that I couldn't wait to begin volume four. Four months later and I've finally had time to return to Brittany, the salons of the Fauborg Saint-Germain and Marcel's labyrinthine mind. If volume one of In Search of Lost Time represents the novel's overture, and volumes two and three are concerned chiefly with Marcel's jejune preconceptions about society and their subsequent explosion, then Sodom and Gomorrah is, as its title suggests, unabashedly about forbidden passions. From Marcel's chance witnessing of a spur of the moment coupling between an aristocrat and a tailor to the male bordellos of Paris, the book bulges with accounts of love at its most urgent, jealous, lubricious and clandestine. ..."
Guardian: Going to Sodom and Gomorrah with Proust
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Sodom and Gomorrah: The two-minute 'Sodom'
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