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. The Days of Sodom has ratings and reviews. Ian said: Zelmire is an exceptionally beautiful name. It’s a shame I’d never be able to bestow i. MARQUIS DE SADE • DAYS OF SODOM • DIGITIZATION BY SUPERVERT 32C INC. • • p. INTRODUCTION. The extensive wars.

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He was the spiritual offspring of a century, the 18th – dagej age of Enlightment and Darkness that began with the triumph of Reason and ended up with the apotheosis of Madness.

Another day, the victims are forced to act like dogs. In any case, my enjoyment was not spoiled by these flaws. Oct 23, JP rated it it was amazing.

For example, the inhabitants of the castle, aside from the four libertines of course, are not allowed to shit unless given permission and are not allowed to wipe or clean themselves.

This is because the men have designs upon the shit, but also because they enjoy the power, they enjoy how unhappy it makes the boys and girls.

Try not to think of Pasolini’s masterpiece as a shock-for-shock’s sake project and you’ll truly understand the horror that is Salo. The Pianist and Signora Vaccari tell jokes to make the victims laugh.

His family held on to it for more than a years before eventually selling it to a German collector, who allowed the pioneering sexologist Iwan Bloch to publish the novel for the first time in He momentarily breaks free long enough to kick a small dog. Return to Book Page.


Salò, or the Days of Sodom – Wikipedia

Graziella is spared due to her betrayal of Eva and Rino is spared due to his submissive relationship with the Duke. Archived from the original on 24 September One of the only things I found truly disturbing was a quote by one of the 4 masters. I chose to read this book for dage number of reasons.

Six minutes were cut and an explanatory prologue of four minutes was added. May God protect us from ourselves.

The Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade

The novel is not complete, however, as only the introduction and the first of its four parts are written in full. In the book I can say that I found what I expected, narratives of extreme dagrn acts interrupted by sermons in favor of social inequality and against all forms of compassion towards the weak.

Paperbackpages. The version available for club-membership showings was cut according to the specifications of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The 120 Days of Sodom

The logical conclusion will be the sacrifice of all the victims in a final orgy of blood and lust. It becomes clear early into the first book that it is mostly a collection of Sade’s masturbatory fantasies set to a storyline to make it interesting for people to read.

One has to walk to the location, so therefore it is highly unlikely no one will come unannounced. They are truly Herculean! Trivia The bibliography given on the opening title is: It takes a while to get used to the “jargon” maybe it was just the translation? A call to all Lit Fic geeks for blog 38 22 Apr 06, A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from dagenn to worse.


By the time Sade wrote The Days he had spent eight years in prison, first in Vincennes then the Bastille. I, of course, disagree, but I can not deny that this darkness exists in every human being, even to myself, who is writing these lines. Show osdom 25 50 All. During the French Revolution he was an elected delegate to the National Convention.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I have pictures on the push-pin board in front of me while I write this containing images from Silent Hill, Audition, and other really gruesome stuff My parents never censored what I read and I turned out okay then again, I grew up to read books like this, so maybe not. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Days of Sodom is a voyage of cruelty, the same that the Marquis received on his end of the rainbow, and serves also as a dark reflection of his times.

A word to those who put this on their to-read list: Tonino – Male Victim Claudio Cicchetti This section needs expansion. This section needs additional citations for verification.

Salo has stood the test of time because of it’s unflinching portrayal of human violence and idealism, and the fact that, as the Criterion collection states:

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