Salò o le giornate di Sodoma (original title) In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. Pier Paolo Pasolini. MARQUIS DE SADE • DAYS OF SODOM • DIGITIZATION BY SUPERVERT 32C INC. • • p. INTRODUCTION. The extensive wars. Start by marking “The Days of Sodom” as Want to Read: See all 5 questions about The Days of Sodom. Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade () was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality.

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Currently married to the Ducts daughter Constance. Let us not be fooled by our hurt sensibilities when we read this magnum opus. Where the hell do I start.

Toronto International Film Festival Inc. Some people take adgen book way too seriously, like it’s a huge excoriation of the Church it kind of is and of mainstream culture and values, of censorship, of politics. These passions are separated into four categories — simple, complex, criminal, and murderous — escalating in complexity and savagery.

Also, of course, is the historical value of delving into a portrait of the moral free Libtertine movement, which proved to be In the book I can say that I found what I expected, narratives of extreme sexual acts interrupted by sermons in favor of social inequality and against all forms of compassion towards the weak.


He momentarily breaks free long enough to kick a small dog. The rest of the complex and all of the criminal and murderous are not in full prose, but only note form. Beyond the nihilistic content, which has been well documented elsewhere, the film has an overall mood that seems to have been engineered to make the viewer thoroughly depressed.

It is a significant cultural moment for a work that was for so long the preserve of a privileged few.

But to be honest all of that falls flat. Camille Paglia considers Sade’s work a “satirical response to Jean-Jacques Rousseau ” in particular, and the Enlightenment concept of man’s innate goodness in general.

The Duke Giorgio Cataldi Retrieved 26 December If someone were to suggest the missionary position I would be horrified. I am aware that de Sade wrote the book in prison, and that it is, at noted previously, unfinished. In the end though, it’s one of those feel good, not feel good kind of books that makes you really think about what love is all about all the time, for real in the real world when it’s real.

As for the extremity, for the most part, if you are a little bit accustomed to bdsm literature and maintain a distancing that prevents you from throw up, you realize that what you are reading is just ridiculous. Crazy Credits Essential Bibliography: Rating this monstrosity was extremely difficult for me because, although it was the most atrocious thing I’ve ever read in my life, it affected me significantly.

The Cinema and Spanish Writers — Oxford: In ‘Philosophy in the Bedroom’, he extends the theory that God must want us to have anal sex, or he wouldn’t have made our arseholes so deliciously tight. It was first put on display near Geneva in The film was finally passed completely uncut for cinema and video in the UK in December Retrieved 21 February You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. They designate the chapel for defecation.


Retrieved 17 November This novel takes the reader to the darkest of the darkest corners of possible, degrading, violent, scatological behaviour.

The Days is not a work that seduces its readers: It’s obnoxiously repetitive, gruesome beyond belief, and just plain disgusting.

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The story is in four segments, inspired by Dante ‘s Divine Comedy: A lot of attention is given to feceswhich the men consume as a delicacy. Commenting on the film’s prevalent sexual themes, horror film scholar Stephen Barber writes: The film is separated into four segments with intertitles, based on Dante ‘s Divine Comedy: He equated it with Krafft-Ebing ‘s Psychopathia Sexualis.

There’s one dreamy character in this mess who goes by the name of That Hot Wunderkind from CBS’s Criminal Mindsused for the purposes of comedic relief and sobering insight.

See all 5 questions dagfn The Days of Sodom…. Do not like me that I leave the great passion of curiosity guide me to wrong decisions. Permit me to give you a brief overview of those reasons that is by no means comprehensive: