South Korea lifts ban on Marquis de Sade novel

October 15, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Censorhip, Culture, Sexualized 

South Korea has reconsidered a ban on the Marquis de Sade novel 120 Days of Sodom, one month after it was translated into Korean.

It’s been more than 220 years since de Sade published his tale of four French libertines engaged in orgies, pedophilia and rape. However, his writing still sparks moral debate. The graphic descriptions of sexual perversion and murder in 120 Days of Sodom were penned while de Sade was in prison in 1785. The book remained unpublished in any language until 1904.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/10/15/korea-de-sade.html

20 September 2012:

Sade’s 1785 novel banned in Korea

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