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The Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinism is a novel by the French writer and nobleman Donatien Alphonse Francois, Marquis de Sade. It tells the. "e;The Days of Sodom"e; is a novel by the French writer and nobleman Donatien Alphonse Francois. It is the story of four aristocratic male libertines. " Days of Sodom" was written in the Bastille where de Sade was imprisoned in , and was lost by de Sade when the French Revolution.
He equated it with Krafft-Ebing 's Psychopathia Sexualis. Gilles Deleuze considers The Days along with the rest of Sade's corpus in conjunction with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch : "The work of Sade and Masoch cannot be regarded as pornography; it merits the more exalted title of 'pornology' because its erotic language cannot be reduced to the elementary functions of ordering and describing.
For each of the first four months, November to February, the prostitutes take turns to tell five stories each day, relating to the fetishes of their most interesting clients, and thus totaling stories for each month in theory at least; de Sade made a few mistakes, as he was apparently unable to go back and review his work as he went along.
These passions are separated into four categories — simple, complex, criminal, and murderous — escalating in complexity and savagery. November: the simple passions — these anecdotes are the only ones written in detail. They are only considered 'simple' in terms of them not including actual sexual penetration. As they do throughout the story-telling sections, the four libertines — Blangis, the Bishop, Curval and Durcet — indulge in activities similar to those they have heard with their daughters and the kidnapped children.
December: the complex passions — these anecdotes involve more extravagant perversions, such as men who vaginally rape female children and indulge in incest and flagellation. Tales of men who indulge in sacrilegious activities are also recounted, such as a man who enjoyed having sex with nuns whilst watching Mass being performed.
The female children are deflowered vaginally during the evening orgies with other elements of that month's stories — such as whipping — occasionally thrown in. January: the criminal passions — tales are told of perverts who indulge in criminal activities, albeit stopping short of murder.
They include men who sodomise girls as young as three, men who prostitute their own daughters to other perverts and watch the proceedings and others who mutilate women by tearing off their fingers or burning them with red-hot pokers.
During the month, the four libertines begin having anal sex with the sixteen male and female children who, along with the other victims, are treated more brutally as time goes on, with regular beatings and whippings.
February: the murderous passions — the final anecdotes are those involving murder.
They include perverts who skin children alive, disembowel pregnant women, burn entire families alive and kill newborn babies in front of their mothers. The final tale is the only one since the simple passions of November written in detail.
It features the 'Hell Libertine' who masturbates while watching 15 teenage girls being simultaneously tortured to death. During this month, the libertines brutally kill three of the four daughters they have between them, along with four of the female children and two of the male ones. The murder of one of the girls, year-old Augustine, is described in great detail, with the tortures she is subjected to including having her flesh stripped from her limbs, her vagina being mutilated and her intestines being pulled out of her sliced-open belly and burned.
March — this is the shortest of the segments, de Sade summarising things even more by this final point in the novel. He lists the days on which the surviving children and many of the other characters are disposed of, although he does not give any details.
Instead he leaves a footnote to himself pointing out his intention on detailing things more in a future revision. It is perhaps significant that de Sade was interested in the manner in which sexual fetishes are developed, as are his primary characters, who urge the storytellers to remind them, in later stages, as to what the client in that particular anecdote enjoyed doing in their younger years.
There are therefore a number of recurring figures, such as a man who, in the early tales, enjoys pricking women's breasts with pins and, at his reappearance in the tales in the 'murderous passions' category, delights in killing women by raping them atop a bed of nails.
At the end of the novel, de Sade draws up a list of the characters with a note of those who were killed and when, and also those who survived. Sade wrote that he "wept tears of blood" over the manuscript's loss.
Many consider this to be Sade crowing acheivement. Classic Literature Fiction. Classic Literature Fiction Details Publisher: Start Publishing LLC. February 18, Availability can change throughout the month based on the library's budget.
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