The 120 days of sodom and other writings by marqui so you thought you knew it all
The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings by Marquis De Sade Horrifying, Sickening, A True MasterpieceThe Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own timethrough ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as the freest spirit that has yetexisted, wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille. Anexhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematicexploration-a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud-of thepsychology of sex, it is considered Sades crowning achievement and thecornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, itwas later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935.In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sades Reflections on theNovel, his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine. The selections areintroduced by Simone de Beauvoirs landmark essay Must We Burn Sade?and Pierre Klossowskis provocative Nature as Destructive Principle.Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissoluteimagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of
fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take meas I am, for I shall not change.-From Sades Last Will and TestamentFeatures:* ISBN13: 9780802130129* Condition: NEW* Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.* Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping PricesPersonal Review: The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings byMarquis De SadeI would just like to put in a brief challenge, a gauntlet thrown down in theface of the trendy reviewers who insist on calling this a "masterpiece," andgo on and on about its "style."This book has no style at all. It is si mply a catalog of crimes with a cast ofcardboard characters, the insane fantasy of a sexual megalomaniac.If de Sade carries off the palm in any way whatsoever, it would be this: hemanaged to write a book which was not only wicked but tedious. Hes thebiggest bore in the universe of literature: open up something by de Sade toany page, and you will find the "same old same old" of kidnapping, child-rape, and coprophagia.I believe that Simone de Beauvoir actually called him "the divine Marquis."That should tell you volumes about her and her "husband," Jean-PaulSartre. Sartre campaigned for Mao Tse-tung, and de Beauvoir praised deSade.And that should be all you need to know, gentle reader.--------------I notice that some smarty-pants college "intellectual" has voted against thisreview, with no explanation at all. To clarify, I ASSUME this is some snot-nosed kid. Someone who was probably into all of this horror-show stuffwould hardly be stupid enough to make himself known.---- A parting shot -----Some of our ultra-smart intellectuals try to depict the Marquis de Sade as"vilified by respectable society." They try to shoe-horn in the idea thatsome avant-garde cliques might regard the Marquis de Sade in a morefavorable light.Sorry. The Marquis de Sade is not just abhorred by "respectable society"(== "the Bourgeois"). He is abhorred by all society, by all human beings. Ifthe Young Fashionable Intellectuals praising the Marquis de Sades workas a "masterpiece" would just wait until they are married, and have
children, they might (finally) be able to appreciate the full horror of thisbook.Or, let me put it another way. Is there any member of any society on earthwho would not find it horrible to find her 11yo children kidnapped by theMarquis de Sade, and then continuously raped by him and his fellowmonsters?Its not just "respectable society," dudes. It is all of us. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings by Marquis De Sade 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!