This is intriguing

by look i have opinions

Describing a lesbian relationship between his neighbors, the narrator of Remembrance of Things Past calls it

“one of those situations which are wrongly supposed to occur in Bohemian circles only; for they are produced whenever there needs to establish itself in the security necessary to its development a vice which Nature herself has planted in the soul of a child, perhaps by no more than blending the virtues of its father and mother, as she might blend the colours of their eyes.”

He seems awfully confident in attributing sexual orientation (“vice” or not) to genetics or at least to some biological origin! I haven’t read very far yet, so I imagine I’ve only scratched the surface of Proust’s intriguing asides….

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