The Torture Garden

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Bookkake, 01/mar/2007 - 212 pagine
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Once described as "the most sickening work of art of the nineteenth century," Mirbeau's classic novel follows a young man's journey to the ends of desire and depravity in a garden in China where torture is practiced as a work of art.

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Review: The Torture Garden (New Traveller's Companion)

Recensione dell'utente  - Jim - Goodreads

Love, death, torture, corruption -- mix them up into a grisly stew, and you have Octave Mirbeau's The Torture Garden (1899), a curious pastiche of a work whose major part consists of a stroll through ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: The Torture Garden (New Traveller's Companion)

Recensione dell'utente  - Brendan - Goodreads

Well, it's an enjoyable book, in its overwritten, slightly hysterical way. The journey through the Sadean ant-morality of the torture garden is quite hallucinatory in its prose, and challenging to the ... Leggi recensione completa

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Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917) was a French playwright, journalist, novelist, and staunch supporter of the anarchist cause in France. His work was influenced by many, especially MoliEre and Dostoyevsky. He was also a lover of art and was one of the earliest supporters of Van Gogh, Pissarro, and Rodin.

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