Ispirato alla moda delle storie naturali settecentesche, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma ' terminato da Sade nel 1785 nel carcere della Bastiglia ' -è una vera e propria tassonomia delle passioni umane o, diremmo oggi, delle perversioni. In un crescendo ossessivo, con un linguaggio che si fa annotazione e a volte frammento, il romanzo segue le vicende di quattro "libertini" e la loro paradossale sperimentazione di "sregolatezze" rigidamente regolate, di una lussuria senza freno ma non senza ordine. È un viaggio nell'intimo del desiderio umano, in territori inconfessati e segreti, oltre le ipocrisie e le reticenze dell'educazione. Con quest'opera grandiosa e terrificante, dettata da una disperazione e da un coraggio straordinari, Sade ha segnato una tappa decisiva nel processo di conoscenza di sé dell'uomo occidentale.
- ISBN: 8860880351
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 512
- Data di uscita: 31-10-2007
Zelmire is an exceptionally beautiful name. It’s a shame I’d never be able to bestow it on my daughter for fear of her asking someday where I got the idea...
***3" FUCKED UP x's INFINITY " STARS*** Marquis De Sade described his novel as "the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began". . I know I've said this numerous times but I've never meant it more than I do right now. THIS. STORY . IS. NOT. FOR. EVERYONE. It's obnoxiously repe
"Δεν μπορεί κανείς να φανταστεί σε ποιο βαθμό, ο άνθρωπος τα ποικίλλει[τα πάθη], όταν φλογιστεί η φαντασία του. Οι διαφορές ανάμεσά τους, υπέρμετρες σ’ όλες τις άλλες τους μανίες, σ’ όλες τις άλλες τους πράξεις, μεγαλώνουν ακόμη πιο πολύ. Όποιος μπορέσει να προσδιορίσει και να καταγράψει λεπτομερώς Leggi tutto
Scholars have tried to read all kinds of things into de Sade's cornerstone of transgressive literature: Is it a book about totalitarianism, as Pasolini's movie version implies? Is it trying to shed light on humanity's dark side, as Simone de Beauvoir suggests? Are we dealing with a satirical take on Leggi tutto
WARNING: This review talks about some very gruesome things but if you’re considering reading this book, you’d best be ready for gore. First- can we talk about the fact that in the edition I read (Wilder Publications 2008), there’s an amazing offense warning on it? Why is it amazing, you ask? Thanks Leggi tutto
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. (Original Review, 2008) Philosophy in the Bedroom: "The 120 Days of Sodom" by Marquis De Sade Personally,I think the way to understand De Sade is as a global pioneer in the art of trolling. His actual sexual acts were fairly tame in the broa Leggi tutto
I am not a prude. I am not the type of person who will hesitate from delving into works others might find dark. One of my favorite novels is the Exorcist, commonly regarded as one of the most terrifying books ever written. I have pictures on the push-pin board in front of me while I write this conta Leggi tutto
One cannot separate The 120 Days of Sodom from the biography of its author, the deranged aristocrat the Marquis de Sade, and the fascinating story of its authorship: hastily scrawled in tiny print onto a 12-metre scroll of paper over the course of 37 days, while the author was imprisoned in the Bas Leggi tutto
Okay. Good lord. Where the hell do I start. I hesitated before reading this book because I despise the concept of Libertinism and saw myself throwing my iphone across the room. I do like Sade's views on homosexuality and women's sexual freedom. But the rest of his work is just a clusterfuck of coprop Leggi tutto
One of the things that I like most about good literature is its ability to break the confines of conventionalism. Literature, in that sense, is tantamount to being a libertine. This novel takes the reader to the darkest of the darkest corners of possible, degrading, violent, scatological behaviour.
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