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In My Library – the Marquis de Sade

August 13, 2022

The Marquis de Sade books in my library – descending:

Retaliation: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737371170

The Self-Made Cuckold: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737371197

Justine

Justine

The Misfortunes of Virtue

The One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sodom

Juliette

The Gothic Tales of the Marquis de Sade

The Crimes of Love

The Marquise de Gange

The Marquis de Sade: A Life (Schaeffer)

Justine

Crimes of Passion

Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom & Other Writings

Sade My Neighbour (Klossowski)

Sade: The Libertine Novels (Phillips)

The Mystified Magistrate

Some Thoughts on the Novel: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1471796957

De Sade: Sex and Death: http://www.rjdent.com/sade-sex-and-death-the-divine-marquis-and-the-surrealists/

Aline and Valcour (Vols. 1, 2 & 3)

Historiettes, Contes et Fabliaux (Stories, Tales and Fables)

Letters From Prison

Jean-Fucque by Louis Aragon

March 26, 2022

Adapted from the French by R J Dent

Inspired by Louis Aragon’s obscure surrealist text, R J Dent’s 21st century adaptation of Aragon’s absurdist tale recounts the adventures of Jean-Fucque (Le Cocque), a large, disembodied penis who had a series of exploits and encounters around Paris.

This English rendition recounts Jean-Fucque’s adventures on the Metro, including his satisfactory encounters with several female passengers, as well as details of his small room in a hotel frequented by prostitutes, and an explanation as to why Jean-Fucque buys a hat.

Jean-Fucque is No. 22 in the Pocket Erotica series.

Product details:

Publisher: ‎New Urge Editions / Pocket Erotica

Publication Date: November 24, 2021
Language: ‎English
Format: Paperback

Pages: 131
ISBN-10: ‎1737943042
ISBN-13: ‎978-1737943044
Item Weight: ‎5 ounces (141.74 grams)
Dimensions: ‎4 x 0.33 x 6 inches (10.16 x 0.84 x 15.24 cm)

The Publisher’s description of the book (with links) is here: 

phttps://blackscatbooks.com/2021/11/25/watch-out-here-comes-jean-fucque/

The Amazon.com purchase link is here: 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737943042

The Amazon.co.uk purchase link is here: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1737943042

Details of R J Dent’s books, events, news, forthcoming, etc, at http://www.rjdent.com/

The Celestial Bandit – a tribute to Lautreamont and Maldoror

December 17, 2021

Isidore Ducasse (1846-1870), better known by his pen name Comte de Lautréamont, is the most influential writer most people have never heard of. Maldoror, the first of his two works, has been described as the most evil book ever written. It has also been described as the funniest. Either way, it provides some of the most gorgeous, twisty, weird sentences in any language.

An inspiration to the Surrealists, post-colonial Caribbean writers, and the Situationists to name a few, Lautréamont still garners a following today. In The Celestial Bandit, editor Jordan A. Rothacker brings together twenty-four contemporary artists from music, visual arts, and the writing world to pay tribute to this unique and exciting influence. Poetry, essays, short stories, experimental texts, and a dictionary of disruptive neologisms, this anthology has it all. 

Contributing authors and artists include: Mark Amerika, Louis Armand, R J Dent, Seb Doubinsky, Steve Finbow, Chris Kelso, Callum Leckie, Golnoosh Nour, Jeremy Reed and Audrey Szasz, amongst others.

All profits from the sales of The Celestial Bandit will be donated to Surfrider Foundation for their efforts to protect our oceans that Ducasse loved so much.

Book details and purchase link here: http://www.rjdent.com/the-celestial-bandit-a-tribute-to-isidore-ducasse-the-comte-de-lautreamont-edited-by-jordan-a-rothacker/

Purchase link here: http://www.kernpunktpress.com/store/p29/celestialbandit.html

Charles Baudelaire and the Marquis de Sade

December 6, 2021

Charles Baudelaire and the Marquis de Sade.

Charles Baudelaire – Selected Erotic Poems

Translated into English by R J Dent


Book details and purchase links:
http://www.rjdent.com/selected-erotic-poems-charles-baudelaire-translated-from-the-french-by-r-j-dent/


Sade – Retaliation

Translated into English by R J Dent


Book details and purchase links:
http://www.rjdent.com/retaliation-the-marquis-de-sade-translated-from-the-french-by-r-j-dent/


Kim Vodicka, author of Dear Ted: https://kimvodicka.com/ and @theelvismachine

Book details and purchase link:

https://rlysrslit.bigcartel.com/product/dear-ted-preorder-kim-vodicka

The Marquis de Sade, Louis Aragon, Charles Baudelaire…

November 26, 2021

Three translations and an adaptation by R J Dent

The Marquis de Sade’s Retaliation, book details here

The Marquis de Sade’s The Self-Made Cuckold, book details here

Louis Aragon’s Jean-Fucque (Le Cocque), book details here

Charles Baudelaire’s Selected Erotic Poems, book details here

All available as paperbacks in the Pocket Erotica Series from New Urge Editions

R J Dent’s official website is here

The Self-Made Cuckold by the Marquis de Sade

November 6, 2021

The Self-Made Cuckold

The Marquis de Sade

Translated into English by R J Dent

The Marquis de Sade’s The Self-Made Cuckold, translated from the French by RJ Dent, is a rare work sans the notorious content Sade is infamous for. Indeed, it contains no savagely violent orgies nor flagellation. This little gem is — by comparison to The 120 Days of Sodom — libertine light and amusingly smutty. There is also a strain of feminism running through the book.

R J Dent’s brand-new English translation of the Marquis de Sade’s The Self-Made Cuckold, written by Sade when he was a prisoner in the Bastille in 1788, is now available as a paperback chapbook as #20 in the Pocket Erotica Series from New Urge Editions.

Product details:

Title: The Self-Made Cuckold

Author: the Marquis de Sade (D.A.F. de Sade)

Translator: R J Dent

Publisher: Pocket Erotica/New Urge Editions/Black Scat Books

Publication Date: November 2021

Format: Paperback

Pages: 60

Dimensions: 6” x 4” x 0.15” (15.24cm x 10.16 x 0.381cm)

Weight: 3.2 ounces (90.7185 grams)

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1737371199

ISBN-10: 1737371197

The Self-Made Cuckold is available from New Urge Editions here:

or from Amazon.com here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737371197

or from Amazon.co.uk here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Self-Made-Cuckold-Marquis-Sade/dp/1737371197/ref=monarch_sidesheet

Some Thoughts on the Novel by the Marquis de Sade

October 24, 2021

R J Dent’s modern English translation of the Marquis de Sade’s insightful and thought-provoking essay on literature and writing is now available in a bilingual edition from Oneiros Books.

Product details:

Title: Some Thoughts on the Novel

Author: the Marquis de Sade (D.A.F. de Sade)

Translator: R J Dent

Publisher: Oneiros Books

Format: Paperback

Pages: 112

Dimensions: 9” x 6” (23cm x 15cm)

Language: English and French (bilingual edition)

ISBN: 978-1-4717-9695-1

Some Thoughts on the Novel is available here: https://blackwormmedia.co.uk/phantasms?fbclid=IwAR0I2BounGXELFFhy5Zpljw-Aty5ZXmpj3k3CwPjp4dLnrPIPgDNWsoa2cM

R J Dent’s website is www.rjdent.com

Retaliation by the Marquis de Sade

September 12, 2021

Translated into English by R J Dent

From the back cover:

Did the notorious author of Justine and The 120 Days of Sodom have a sense of humor?

Indeed he did, and this short story shows a side of Sade few have seen. Here is a witty, libertine tale, free of flagellation and sexual perversion. Instead, it reveals a husband’s adultery and a wife’s clever “retaliation.”

This is decidedly a feminist text, and it punctures the double standard still infecting relations between men and women.

Translated from the French by R J Dent.


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ New Urge Editions / Pocket Erotica (11 Sept. 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 52 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1737371170
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1737371175
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10.16 x 0.33 x 15.24 cm

Retaliation by the Marquis de Sade is available here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1737371170/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=retaliation+de+sade&qid=1631478528&sr=8-1

http://www.rjdent.com/

The Celestial Bandit, edited by Jordan A. Rothaker

July 23, 2021

The Celestial Bandit is a 175th Anniversary Tribute to Isidore Ducasse, the Comte de Lautréamont, edited by Jordan A. Rothacker.

Isidore Ducasse (1846-1870), better known by his pen name Le Comte de Lautréamont, is the most influential writer most people have never heard of. Maldoror, the first of his two works, has been described as the most evil book ever written. It has also been described as the funniest book ever written. Either way, it provides some of the most gorgeous, twisted, weird sentences in any language.

An inspiration to the Surrealists, the Situationists, and to post-colonial Caribbean writers, to name a few, Lautréamont still garners a following today. In The Celestial Bandit, editor Jordan A. Rothacker brings together twenty-four contemporary artists from music, visual arts, and the writing world to pay tribute to this unique and exciting influence. Poetry, essays, short stories, experimental texts, and a dictionary of disruptive neologisms, this anthology has it all. 

All profits from the sales of The Celestial Bandit will be donated to Surfrider Foundation for their efforts to protect our oceans that Ducasse loved so much.

The Celestial Bandit includes work by a diverse range of authors and artists including: Mark Amerika, Louis Armand, Ben Arzate, duncan b. barlow, Tosh Berman, R J Dent, Douglas Doornbos, Seb Doubinsky, Steve Finbow, Stewart Home, Chris Kelso, Faisal Khan, Dylan Krieger, Callum Leckie, Chris Lloyd, Alexis Lykiard, Jennifer Macbain-Stephens, Christopher Nelms, Golnoosh Nour, David Leo Rice, Jeremy Reed, John Reed, James Reich, & Audrey Szasz.

The Celestial Bandit is available to buy from KERNPUNKT Press at: http://www.kernpunktpress.com/store/p29/celestialbandit.html

Saint of the City by David Noone

May 7, 2021

A review by R J Dent

Even though David Noone’s novella, Saint of the City, is set firmly in Dublin and is narrated by Dublin-born Sean Aloysius Ignatius Connolly, there is a decidedly French decadent sensibility at work in this novella; a novella that is part noir thriller and part fictionalised autobiography.

As to what gives it its decidedly French ambience, it may be the sex: ‘She rose and fell violently onto my prick as the beginnings of a lupine scream escaped her mouth eventually filling the room at its crescendo. I came like a machine gun inside her as she continued on to her own climax, dragging her nails down the side of her face as she did so.’

It might be the death: ‘Getting myself a knife. Finding the bastard and slitting his fucking throat. One more dead scumbag wouldn’t bother the cops.’

Or it may be the booze: ‘I’d seen it a thousand times and wondered how I could have spent six years drinking two bottles of wine a day and still manage to have ten times the brain they had.’

Or perhaps it’s the rock and roll: ‘The Velvets’… ‘Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative… When I looked at the younger clientele I wondered how many of them had any idea who Diamanda Galas was. Or The Birthday Party. Or Lydia Lunch. Bauhaus had brought androgyny back to the fore, taking their cue from Bowie and Roxy Music. These kids looked like they were more into Motorhead and Metallica than T. Rex.’

It could even be the authors: ‘Houellebecq, Camus, Kafka’… ‘Sylvia Plath’… ‘de Sade’, because as everyone knows, especially Sean Aloysius Ignatius Connolly, the French value writers – their own and those ‘others’.

What is more likely is that the distinctly French sensibility which permeates David Noone’s incisive and insightful Saint of the City is due to a combination of all of the above-mentioned ingredients, along with ‘a charming psycho’, of a narrator who’s more than happy to recount his current life anecdotes with a tone of unflinching honesty and unrepentant black humour. If Baudelaire had written a crime novella, Saint of the City would be that book.

Saint of the City is a serious, darkly comic work of fiction, and is well-worth reading – more than once.

Product Details:

Title: Saint of the City

Author: David Noone

ISBN: 978-0-244-31325-8

Publisher: Murder Slim Press

Pages: 107

Language: English

David Noone’s Saint of the City, published by Murder Slim Press is available here:

http://www.murderslim.com/SaintOfTheCityReviews.html

David Noone’s Goodreads author profile is available here:

ttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16172928.David_Noone

And details of David Noone’s work can be found at:

www.david-noone.com