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The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings: The Marquis de Sade

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The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Appolinaire as "the freest spirit that has yet existed," wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systemic exploration — a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud — of the psychopathology of sex, it it considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935.

In addition to The 120 Days of Sodom, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiern, and his novella Ernestine. The selections are introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay "Must We Burn Sade?" and Pierre Klossowski's provocative "Nature as Destructive Principle."

Synopsis:

The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit tht has yet existed, " wrote "The 120 Days of Sodom" while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration — a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud — of the psychopathology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802130129
Editor:
Seaver, Richard
Editor:
Klossowski, Pierre
Editor:
Seaver, Richard
Editor:
Wainhouse, Austryn
Editor:
Seaver, Richard; Wainhouse, Austrin
Author:
Wainhouse, Austrin
Author:
de Sade, Marquis
Author:
Sade, J. Ed.
Author:
Seaver, Richard
Author:
Sade, J. Ed.
Author:
Sade, Marquis de
Author:
Sade
Author:
Klossowski, Pierre
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Erotica
Subject:
Sade
Subject:
Shcrt stcraes (single author)
Subject:
Erotic literature, French -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Erotic literature, French.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Evergreen ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
level IV, book 4
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
799
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.75 in 21.5 oz

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The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit tht has yet existed, " wrote "The 120 Days of Sodom" while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration — a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud — of the psychopathology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935.
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