The Marquis de Sade: The 120 days of Sodom, and other writings. Compiled and translated by Austryn Wainhouse & Richard Seaver. With introductions by Simone de Beauvoir & Pierre Klossowski.

; Wainhouse, Austryn, comp. and tr ; Seaver, Richard, comp. and tr ; Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814. 120 journées de Sodome. English ; Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986, author of introduction ; Klossowski, Pierre, author of introduction
New York, Grove Press [c1966] .

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Standard Title Selections. English. 1966
Other Title 120 days of Sodom, and other writings
Other Authors Wainhouse, Austryn,
Seaver, Richard,
Sade, 1740-1814.
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986,
Klossowski, Pierre,
Subjects Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814.
Description xii, 799 p. 24 cm.
Notes "First American edition"--Jacket.
Summary "The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit that 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 psychology 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 Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935. In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine. The selections are introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay "Must We Burn Sade?" and Pierre Klossowski's provocative "Nature as Destructive Principle." "Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change."-From Sade's Last Will and Testament." -- from (April 19, 2011).
Contents Critical: Must we burn Sade? By S. de Beauvoir. Nature as destructive principle, by P. Klossowski.--From Les crimes de l'amour: Reflections on the novel (1800). Villeterque's review of Les crimes de l'amour (1800). The author of Les crimes de l'amour to Villeterque, hack writer (1803). Florville and Courval, or, The works of fate (1788).--The 120 days of Sodom (1785).--Theater: Oxtiern, or, The misfortunes of libertinage (1800).--Ernestine, a Swedish tale (1788). Bibliography (p. 791-799).
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