The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings

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Paperback. Pub Date: 1994 Pages: 799 Publisher: Grove Press. Atlantic Monthly Press The Marquis de Sade. Vilified by respectable society from HIS own time through ours. Apotheosized by Apollinaire as the 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 it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935.

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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 Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935.

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"Sade was one of the most radical minds in Western history, one that touched, with astonishing fusion of madness and cold rationality, on some of the most central aspects of psychic life... He remains a great, horrifying, but also vastly illuminating figure" ( Newsweek)

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