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The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings Summary
Marquis de Sade

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The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings Summary

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"The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings by Marquis de Sade" is a collection of writings by Marquis de Sade along with two essays about his work that examine his philosophy and importance in literature. Each section is provided with introductory information by the editor.

The collection opens with an essay by Simone de Beavoir that asks, "Must We Burn Sade?" which seeks to examine Sade's legacy and form a picture of his ethos based on apathy and atheism. This is followed by an essay by Pierre Klossowski who discusses Sade's notion of God and Nature as destructive forces and who disagrees with Simone de Beauvoir on some major points regarding Sade's atheism.

The second part includes two pieces by Sade from his collection entitled "Les Crimes de l'Amour," "Reflections on the Novel." and "Florville and Courval." "Reflections on the Novel" lays out Sade's idiosyncratic history of the...

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