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

Publication date:
10 Aug 2021
Yale University Press
616 pages: 235 x 190 x 37mm
3 b-w illus.
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An authoritative new edition of the fourth volume in Marcel Proust's epic masterwork, In Search of Lost Time series

Marcel Proust’s monumental seven-part novel 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 its publication, Colette wrote to Proust, “No one has written pages such as these on homosexuals, no one!” This edition is edited and annotated by noted 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.