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The Torture Garden (Decadence from Dedalus)

Octave Mirbeau

The Torture Garden (Decadence from Dedalus)

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Published by Dedalus Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • 19th century fiction

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsAlvah C. Bessie (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8450793M
    ISBN 100946626685
    ISBN 109780946626687
    OCLC/WorldCa60063369


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The Torture Garden (French: Le Jardin des supplices) is a novel written by the French journalist, novelist and playwright Octave Mirbeau, and was first published in during the Dreyfus Affair. The novel is ironically dedicated: "To the priests, the soldiers, the judges, to those people who educate, instruct and govern men, I dedicate these pages of Murder and Blood."Cited by: 3.

Torture Garden also expresses the extremes of romanticism, when it is pushed into extreme subjectivism – sensory excess and morbidity. We might profitably view this book in the context of a book like Against the Grain by Huysmans and the tradition of romantic decadence/5(24). Octave Mirbeau () was a radical journalist who is best known today for his decadent classic, Torture Garden and his satire of Parisian society in the wake of the Dreyfus affair, The Diary of a Chambermaid.

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The novel is ironically dedicated: "To the priests, the soldiers, the judges, to those people who educate, instruct and govern men, I dedicate these.

Description of the book "Torture Garden": "A century after its first publication, this book is still capable of shocking. The opening satire is probably meaningful only to scholars of French political history, but the subsequent journey into the Far East accentuates connections between love and death, sex and depravity, fastidiousness and pleasure.

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The Torture Garden is redeemed in this respect only by being shorter than most. While it cannot be argued that, along with its brevity, The Torture Garden was certainly one of the most explicit books of its time, that time is long past, and one has to ask the question of whether the book has any relevance at all to the modern reader/5.

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The novel is ironically dedicated: "To the priests, the soldiers, the judges, to those people who educate, instruct and govern men, I dedicate these /5(14).

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