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 damaging sexual jealousy could be if 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 unavoidably supplant it.
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But (doubtless because he felt that such a scene could not be prolonged indefinitely in this place, whether for reasons which we shall learn later on, or possibly from that feeling of the brevity of all things which makes us determine that every blow must strike home, and renders so moving the spectacle of every kind of love), each time that M. ” Thus, every other minute, the same question seemed to be being intensely put to Jupien in the stare of M. ’ On the other hand, the beauty of the reciprocal glances of M.
The Guermantes groom, taking advantage no doubt of his master’s absence, had, as it happened, transferred to the shop in which I now stood a ladder which hitherto had been kept in the coach-house, and if I had climbed this I could have opened the ventilator above and heard as well as if I had been in Jupien’s shop itself. But I was afraid of making a noise. Besides, it was unnecessary. I had not even cause to regret my not having arrived in the shop until several minutes had elapsed. For from what I heard at first in Jupien’s shop, which was only a series of inarticulate sounds, I imagine that few words had been exchanged.
M. de Charlus might indeed assume a detached air, indifferently let his eyelids droop; every now and then he raised them, and at such moments turned on Jupien an attentive gaze. But (doubtless because he felt that such a scene could not be prolonged indefinitely in this place, whether for reasons which we shall learn later on, or possibly from that feeling of the brevity of all things which makes us determine that every blow must strike home, and renders so moving the spectacle of every kind of love), each time that M.