El marqués de Sade

“The Marquis de Sade is the freest spirit that has ever existed. With these simple – but forceful – words Guillaume Apollinaire defines the divine marquis in this succinct bio-bibliographical study that served in 1909 as an introduction to the publication, by the Comédie Française, of some of Sade’s works.

Sinopsis de El marqués de Sade

Without the pretense of being excessively meticulous with either the life or the work of the Marquis – the most rigorous studies came later – the text we present here enjoys all the charm and all the merit of being “the work” that re-dimensioned Sade and his immeasurable “creation”, displaced then, by the whole range of the guardians of public morality, to the unfathomable ostracism of madness, and more recently to the slimy “filth” of pornography.

Zoloé and his two acolytes or A few weeks in the life of three beautiful women, [atribuido al]Marquis de Sade
Translation by Javier Rodriguez. Foreword by Juan Carlos Otaño.

In this libertine libel, the atmosphere of the weeks preceding the union between Napoleon and Josephine are brought together, the private behaviour of the Court, its entertainments and intrigues are sketched out, and the scenario of the marital reunion between the Church and the modern State, at the height of popular anti-Bonapartist agitation, is outlined. Given to the press in 1800 anonymously, but attributed from very early on to the divine marquis, this is the first time it has been translated and published in Spanish.

El marqués de Sade

Autores Guillaume Apollinaire y Marqués de Sade
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Guillaume Apollinaire

Wilhelm Albert Wladimir Alexandre Apollinaire de Kostrowitzki was born in Rome on August 26, 1880, and died in Paris on November 9, 1918. He was, among many other things, one of the outstanding poets of the 20th century, a skilful builder of erotic stories and one of the promoters of Surrealism.

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Marqués de Sade

Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (Paris; June 2, 1740 - Charenton-Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne; December 2, 1814), known by his title of Marquis de Sade, was a French philosopher and writer, author of The Crimes of Love, Aline and Valcour and numerous other novels, stories, essays and plays. He is also credited with Justine or the Misfortunes of Virtue, Juliette, The 120 days of Sodom and The Philosophy in the Boudoir, among others. In his works, anti-heroes are characteristic, protagonists of rapes and dissertations in which, through sophistry, they justify their actions. The expression of a radical atheism, besides the description of paraphilias and acts of violence, are the most recurrent themes of his writings, in which the idea of the triumph of vice over virtue prevails. He was imprisoned under the Old Regime, the Revolutionary Assembly, the Consulate and the First French Empire, spending twenty seven years of his life locked up in different fortresses and "asylums for the insane". He was also on the lists of those condemned to the guillotine. In 1803 he wrote, referring to his long confinement: The interludes of my life have been too long. He was involved in several incidents that became major scandals. In life, and after death, he has been haunted by numerous legends. His works were included in the Index librorum prohibitorum of the Catholic Church.

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