The Book of Sodom (Verso) is a very personal look at the idea of the “wicked city”. The book emerged from a repeated city walk in Clerkenwell, London.
The biblical story of the destruction of Sodom has inspired countless literary visions. The city has elicited writing from Milton, Sade, Proust, Dostoevsky and Tournier, among others. This work contains an anthology of Sodom texts spanning several centuries. Paul Hallam has also provided his own reading of these languages of prejudice, obsession and desire in an extensive essay.
“A stunning guided tour through the real and imaginary landscapes of Sodom.” – Jenny Diski