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Justine ou Les Malheurs de la vertu reader ¸ Paperback read ½ marquis de sade ´ Justine was the Maruis de Sade's first novella written in 1787 whilst imprisoned for two weeks in the Bastille Although published anonymously de Sade was eventually indicted for blasphemy and obscenity without tJustine was the Maruis de Sade's first novella written in 1787 whilst imprisoned for two weeks in the Bastille Although published anonymously de Sade was eventually indicted for blasphemy and obscenity without trial for t 45 out of 10 spiky starsI suspect that I expected to find something similar to smutty contemporary sado masochistic literature and was therefore uite pleasantly surprised stylistically speaking Having watched documentaries about De Sade which depicted him as a dribbling sot in an institution for the insane I had expected well something much less intelligent than this De Sade is obviously no fool and his arguments are intelligently putIn this novel De Sade still conforms to Victorian norms in the respect that even libertine rebellious De Sade felt he had to wrap everything he said in euphemistic terms in spite of the fact that the content of the novel and the gist of his rhetoric would indeed have been wildly shocking to most Victorian sensibilities Compared to certain contemporary literature such as some of the works of authors like Palanuik for example in his novel Snuff also various writings of JG Ballard Samuel R Delany's novel Hogg and others like the work of Brett Easton Ellis Justine is not so very shocking in the contemporary landscape despite De Sade's reputationOf course De Sade's later novels especially The 120 Days of Sodom truly do contain disgusting material even by contemporary standardsIf one feels you really MUST read De Sade I guess this is one of the most accessible ones but even though it is De Sade 'lite' it does nonetheless contain uite a bit of sadism and poor little Justine does seem a bit of a sucker for punishment the uintessential 'victim'Justine is the uintessential sad sac of the ages De Sade paints her as a poor meek little thing who according to him deserves her end because of her continued piousness His rhetoric is of course completely distorted but one does get a sense that she possibly unwittingly or subconsciously invites victimhood I hope people won't find it too cruel if I say that her end was actually uite a humorous piece of Deux Ex Machina De Sade subverts a very common trope by having a punishment that is usually visited upon sinners strike down the innocent insteadOne often has to wonder why a lightning bolt never came down from heaven to strike the sinful Maruis himself downI liked that at least De Sade does not try to justify sadism as anything else than what it really is He openly rebels against 'piety' with his proposed hedonistic rhetoric The sadists and hedonists in the novel are what they are fully and completely and they don't make excuses for it or pretend to 'love' their victims They don't love their victims They are most definitely not 'relationship' material not poor misunderstood whelps who can be recycled if you just loved them enough and perhaps this is precicely why de Sade is so reviled He removes all the cobwebby romanticism the smarmy treacle that these proclivities tend to be marinated in in popular fictionI don't agree with most of De Sade's philosophy but from a literary stylistic point of view the book is probably a sight better than 50 Shades of GreyProper review to follow when time permits

Justine ou Les Malheurs de la vertuJustine was the Maruis de Sade's first novella written in 1787 whilst imprisoned for two weeks in the Bastille Although published anonymously de Sade was eventually indicted for blasphemy and obscenity without trial for t 45 out of 10 spiky starsI suspect that I expected to find something similar to smutty contemporary sado masochistic literature and was therefore uite pleasantly surprised stylistically speaking Having watched documentaries about De Sade which depicted him as a dribbling sot in an institution for the insane I had expected well something much less intelligent than this De Sade is obviously no fool and his arguments are intelligently putIn this novel De Sade still conforms to Victorian norms in the respect that even libertine rebellious De Sade felt he had to wrap everything he said in euphemistic terms in spite of the fact that the content of the novel and the gist of his rhetoric would indeed have been wildly shocking to most Victorian sensibilities Compared to certain contemporary literature such as some of the works of authors like Palanuik for example in his novel Snuff also various writings of JG Ballard Samuel R Delany's novel Hogg and others like the work of Brett Easton Ellis Justine is not so very shocking in the contemporary landscape despite De Sade's reputationOf course De Sade's later novels especially The 120 Days of Sodom truly do contain disgusting material even by contemporary standardsIf one feels you really MUST read De Sade I guess this is one of the most accessible ones but even though it is De Sade 'lite' it does nonetheless contain uite a bit of sadism and poor little Justine does seem a bit of a sucker for punishment the uintessential 'victim'Justine is the uintessential sad sac of the ages De Sade paints her as a poor meek little thing who according to him deserves her end because of her continued piousness His rhetoric is of course completely distorted but one does get a sense that she possibly unwittingly or subconsciously invites victimhood I hope people won't find it too cruel if I say that her end was actually uite a humorous piece of Deux Ex Machina De Sade subverts a very common trope by having a punishment that is usually visited upon sinners strike down the innocent insteadOne often has to wonder why a lightning bolt never came down from heaven to strike the sinful Maruis himself downI liked that at least De Sade does not try to justify sadism as anything else than what it really is He openly rebels against 'piety' with his proposed hedonistic rhetoric The sadists and hedonists in the novel are what they are fully and completely and they don't make excuses for it or pretend to 'love' their victims They don't love their victims They are most definitely not 'relationship' material not poor misunderstood whelps who can be recycled if you just loved them enough and perhaps this is precicely why de Sade is so reviled He removes all the cobwebby romanticism the smarmy treacle that these proclivities tend to be marinated in in popular fictionI don't agree with most of De Sade's philosophy but from a literary stylistic point of view the book is probably a sight better than 50 Shades of GreyProper review to follow when time permits

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Justine ou Les Malheurs de la vertu ✓ Ight a battle of morality Set in a period before the French Revolution Justine shows the battle of virtue versus vice where earning your keep takes on fresh connotations and a titled lady holds a lifetime of illicit secre As Will Self puts it succinctly here paraphrased “I believe that humans are innately evil It’s called egoism When egoism hypertrophies when it grows and grows like a cancer then that person becomes a full blown evil person” Enter the uncompromising realm of the Maruis and the seuence of cartoon abuses heaped upon the virginal anti?heroine for over 250pp translated if Paul Bryant is to be believed by the former disgraced songwriter of the Mamas and the Papas who also wrote a monograph on the Maruis note this is a different John Phillips and the ludicrous belief that humans should cultivate their innate evil and flout laws and conventions because God does not love you and the light at the end of the tunnel is the light of an oncoming train and so on yaketynoway Phillips’s introduction for this book’s status as a blistering satire on the hypocrisy of institutions and the absolute corruption of absolute power is a convincing one and since the tortures mount in their ludicrousness one can read this as a parodic period piece and save one’s blushes reader ✓ Justine ou Les Malheurs de la vertu ↠ Marquis de Sade

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Marquis de Sade ↠ Justine ou Les Malheurs de la vertu book He authorship of Justine at the behest of Napoleon BonaparteWho suffers in the pursuit of desire?The Countess de Lorsange reveals her history in a tavern to a young woman named Therese; where a young girl and her sister f It is precisely the Misfortunes of Virtue which Sade illuminates in Justine Virtue personified in Justine is perpetually confronted by misfortune and subdued by an omnipresent force which as expected from the Maruis drips animalistic eroticism Justine is inarguably a novel on depravity but beyond its blatant decadent literature Justine is also to be seen and appreciated as a historical document a passionate chronicle and assessment of a culture not governed by law but through the despotic monarchy of King Louis XVI It is essentially a work of political philosophy and a critiue of Revolutionary FranceDespite its ardent imagery the novel expands beyond the prurient joyride evident in its erotic style That is to say Justine is a candid rebuttal of Rousseau’s views of the noble savage and the social contract The Maruis expounds man's unfettered indulgence as being fueled by momentary impulse and pleasure blind to conseuence or affliction to others In the Sadean demimonde characters and people were placed in either a position to impose their desires or as the objects upon which the desires of others were imposed upon occasionally a character enjoys the magnificence of the two The Maruis’s savage is not noble in any perceivable sense but rather merely a bundle of lustful appetites sulking underneath the patina of civilization anticipating the occasion to be satiated Sade not only boldly decorated the macabre side of humanity but he also glorified it and gave it a name—libertinism He did so by drafting the most luxurious nauseating and magnetizing piece of writing since Ovid’s Erotic Poems Justine is arguably the most extraordinary novel of the Maruis; the horrors narrated evoke a plethora of emotions in the reader—one minute inducing uninhibited sexual arousal shortly after the arousal gives way to anguish anguish to desperation desperation into repudiation until repudiation finally precipitates into cholera It’s grotesue inhumane fascinating and extraordinarily compelling Admittedly I was simultaneously horrified and strangely captivated by Justine