Sodom and Gomorrah: Cities of the Plain by Proust, Marcel, Angels, C K Scott Moncrieff

By Proust, Marcel, Angels, C K Scott Moncrieff

During this fourth quantity, Proust’s novel takes up for the 1st time the topic of gay love and examines how harmful sexual jealousy may be should you undergo it. Sodom and Gomorrah is usually an unforgiving research of either the decadent excessive society of Paris and the increase of a philistine bourgeoisie that would necessarily supplant it.

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And lastly — according at least to the first-» theory which I sketched in outline at the time and which we shall see subjected to some modification in the sequel, a theory by which this would have angered them above all things, had not the paradox been hidden from their eyes by the very illusion that made them see and live — lovers from whom is always precluded the possibility of that love the hope of which gives them the strength to endure so many risks and so much loneliness, since they fall in love with precisely that type of man who has nothing feminine about him, who is not an invert and consequently cannot love them in return; with the result that their desire would be for ever insatiable did not their money procure for them real men, and their imagination end by making them take for real men the inverts to whom they had prostituted themselves.

CHAPTER THREE The sorrows of M. ’— Weary of Albertine I decide to break with her. — I set off at once with Albertine for Paris. TRANSLATOR’S DEDICATION To Richard and Myrtle Kurt and Their Creator Pisa, 1927 Table of Contents Next Last updated on Sun Aug 29 18:34:48 2010 for eBooks@Adelaide. Marcel Proust Cities of the Plain INTRODUCTION Introducing the men-women, descendants of those of the inhabitants of Sodom who were spared by the fire from heaven. La femme aura Gomorrhe et l’homme aura Sodome .

Finally, let us leave to a later volume the men who have sealed a pact with Gomorrah. We shall deal with them when M. de Charlus comes to know them. Let us leave out for the present all those, of one sort or another, who will appear each in his turn, and, to conclude this first sketch of the subject, let us say a word only of those whom we began to mention just now, the solitary class. Supposing their vice to be more exceptional than it is, they have retired into solitude from the day on which they discovered it, after having carried it within themselves for a long time without knowing it, for a longer time only than certain other men.

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