The original manuscript of the Marquis de Sade’s The 120 Days of Sodom has been declared national treasure by the French government. You might recall that over two years ago I wrote about how the thin (5 inches), very long (39 feet) parchment scroll on which the Marquis de Sade wrote what he considered his […]
I missed the news last week. but the Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom has now been recognized -- by the French Ministry of Culture -- as a 'national treasure' (or, more, prosaically, the original manuscript (the infamous longShow More Summary
"Officials ordered that the 18th-century erotic masterpiece be withdrawn from sale, along with André Breton's Surrealist Manifestos, banning their export from France, the Aguttes auction house said."
The designation blocks, for now, any sale of “120 Days of Sodom,” one of the aristocrat’s most notorious works, to a foreign buyer.
The French government has declared the original manuscript of the Marquis de Sade's notorious novel a national treasure and forbidden its removal from France. The post France Declares 120 Days of Sodom Manuscript a National Treasure, Saving It from Auction appeared first on Hyperallergic.
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The French government stepped in Monday to declare the manuscript of the Marquis de Sade's "120 Days of Sodom" a national treasure as it was about to be sold at auction in Paris.
The French government stepped in Monday to declare the manuscript of the Marquis de Sade's "120 Days of Sodom" a national treasure as it was about to be sold at auction in Paris. Officials ordered that the 18th-century erotic masterpiece...Show More Summary
The surprisingly indulgent wife of the Marquis de Sade went to his cell in the Bastille to retrieve his belongings on July 14, 1789 (the prisoners had been moved before revolutionary crowds sacked the prison). Renee Pelagie de Sade was searching for one item in particular. Show More Summary
Manuscript of 18th-century erotic masterpiece given treasured status and withdrawn from auction in Paris The French government has stepped in to declare Marquis de Sade’s manuscript, 120 Days of Sodom, a national treasure as it was about to be sold at auction in Paris. Show More Summary
The prix Sade -- yes, as in the Marquis de Sade (whose The 120 Days of Sodom I recently reviewed...) -- has announced its 2017 winner, and it's...Gay Talese's The Voyeur's Motel (get your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk), which, honestly,...Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of the Marquis de Sade's notorious classic, The 120 Days of Sodom, or, The School of Libertinage, out in a new translation from Penguin Classics. They actually managed to get...Show More Summary
At Five Books Charles Styles has a Q & A with the translator of a new Penguin Classics edition of the Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom (which, alas, I haven't seen yet; get your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk), where WillShow More Summary
Will McMorran’s piece on translating the Marquis de Sade’s The 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin might have been written with LH in mind. He calls it “a uniquely disturbing work”: And therefore uniquely challenging to translate. Perhaps this was the reason no one had attempted a new translation since the one first published by […]
I've mentioned the new Penguin Classics translation, by Will McMorran and Thomas Wynn, of the Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom before, and now in The Independent McMorran explains that: 'When translating The 120 Days of Sodom,...Show More Summary
The Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom is now available in a new translation, by Will McMorran and Thomas Wynn, in the Penguin Classics series -- at least in the UK; the US edition is only due out 27 December (missing the wholeShow More Summary
The story of God destroying Sodom was really about finding 'positive possibilities' in sin.
An ex-con allegedly raped and sodomized a stranger at an Upper West Side hotel while holding a knife to her throat and sneering, “Today is the day you’re going to die,” law-enforcement sources said Friday. Farhan Khan, 27, of Franklin Square, LI, allegedly accosted the 35-year-old woman in a room at the Comfort Inn on...
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, served a total of 32 years in prisons and insane asylums for transgressions that by the standards of ancien régime aristocrats were comparatively modest. His first prison stay (two weeks in 1763) in the donjon of the Châteaux de Vincennes was the result of a prostitute complaining not that [...]