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I can and have defended Sade on a variety of occasions, in a variety of different contexts; I don’t think he should be censored, and in fact am quite glad that his works have been published an This was not exactly new reading for me, but I just wrote an essay largely on it, hence the ‘date read’ above. Male Victim Umberto Chessari Apr 04, Todd Crawford rated it it was amazing.

To accept this indifference would be lazy.

It has been both praised and decried by various film historians and critics and was named the 65th scariest film ever made by the Chicago Film Critics Sodomfi in Upon the film’s release in the United States, Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote, ” Salo is, I think, a perfect example of the kind of material that, theoretically, anyway, can be acceptable on paper but becomes so repugnant when visualized on the screen that it further dehumanizes the human spirit, which is supposed to be the artist’s concern.

Nikos Nikolaidis ‘ The Zero Years has been compared to the film.

Sodo,ei Read Edit View history. Franco Merli was considered like a prototype of the Pasolinian boy. It had a brief theatrical run in Italy before being banned in January and was released in the United States the following year on 3 October He is best known for his erotic works, which combined philosophical discourse with pornography, depicting sexual fantasies with an emphasis on violence, criminality, and blasphemy against the Catholic Church.


It’s all extremely adolescent. The victims of his libertines do not exist as people–they are there to be used, fucked, and destroyed. I’m against book-banning on general principles An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio’s “Decameron”.

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The giggling didn’t last long, however; this is the fastest way to desensitise yourself in the most boring way ever. This has many interesting motifs and has a clever ending. During breakfast, the daughters sodomel the dining hall naked to serve food.

At the end of the book, Sade confronts us with some absolutely brutal and revolting scenes mixing sex and torture, a million time more repulsive and revolting, yet, as through out the book fe makes up, page after page, assimilate the unacceptable, we go through this last unbearable scene unarmed.

The film adaptation by Pasolini is also superior to this, this was just “an exhaustive catalogue” like the description says.

I am all about freedom of speech, and this book has long been suggested as a prime example of why some people believe that we need censorship which makes me love it even more.

Not only The Marquis de Sade was an extraordinarily interesting historical figure, but as far as I can tell, he wasn’t actually a very good writer.

De Sade wrote his books in prison and they were a combination of atheist thought shown in his contempt for the Church and of the sexual mores of this period amongst that class. Oh, the youth of today! Retrieved 24 February There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It does not end well for most of them.


Several outdoor scenes were filmed in Villa Aldini, [23] a neoclassical building on the hills of Bologna. On the one hand, Days is about logical consequences.

Heine and Lely are correct: My answer would be “no. Frequently jailed ds both the Kings government and then the later Revolutionary Government. The film was not banned in the United States and received a limited release in October ; it was, however, banned in OntarioCanada.

The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature. In it, the narrator and his teenage lover embark on a journey of extreme sexual awakenings. The project is only a third completed, the remaining sections exist only as notes punctuated by horribly explicit accounts.

You simply won’t find anything that comes anywhere near its baffling insanity and TRUE psychotic intelligence.


Sade stands against much sodomfi what I believe in. At the end, Sergio and Renata are forced to fondle each other and the men rape them to stop them from having sex with each other. He was a proponent of extreme freedom, unrestrained by 102, religion or law. Even the massively long and extravagant Juliettewhich I read for the first time last month, is partly a rollicking, bawdy fairy tale, complete with an evil ogre.

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