D.A.F. de Sade’s erotic journey through Italy
Free speech Stefan Zweifel,
reading Thomas Sarbacher
For the Marquis de Sade, the most beautiful time of his life was the Italy trip with his mistress, his wife’s younger sister. However, the trip ended in an attempted suicide by de Sade. Later he planned a 600-page travel guide to Italy while in prison. He abandoned the work, but transferred entire passages into his colorful masterpiece Juliette. A crazily surreal Italo Western of the erotic kind and variety.