[ Dec 7] Marquis de Sade's Aline & Valcour Launch Party

Please join translators
John Galbraith Simmons & Jocelyn Genevieve Barque
in a conversation
moderated by Christopher Winks
to celebrate Contra Mundum's publication of the first English translation of the Marquis de Sade's epistolary novel Alaine & Valcour

Set against the impending riptide of the French Revolution and composed while Sade was imprisoned in the Bastille, Aline and Valcour is a sprawling and intellectually sweeping work. Unlike 120 Days of Sodom, the famous scroll that lay concealed in his cell as he wrote, while not pornographic, Aline and Valcour embodies the multiple themes and ideas that would become the hallmark of Sade’s far more sulfurous Juliette and Philosophy in the Bedroom. <more>

books, libations, and other delights

Saturday December 7th at 7pm
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue

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