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Les nuits de Paris, ou, Le spectateur nocturne. by Restif de La Bretonne, Rétif de La Bretonne, Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne. Paris: Hachette, Très Bon État. pages. Deux cartes. Les textes de Restif De La Bretonne retenus pour ce volume reproduits d’après les éditions. Nicolas-Edme Rétif or Nicolas-Edme Restif also known as Rétif or Restif de la Bretonne, was a involved, he was apprenticed to a printer at Auxerre, and, having served his time, went to Paris. The French novelist Catherine Rihoit made Restif de la Bretonne a major character in her novel La Nuit de Varenne.

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Restif was like Sade not only a pornographer in the eighteenth-century sensea writer on prostitution, and a client of street prostitutes but also a syphilitic himself. For more ds, see Wikipedia: And the main character of the novel, Paris, has rarely been so mysterious, dangerous, and yet alluring.

The pornographer was for Restif not only a spectator but also a new agent of technical urban management dedicated to map places of prostitution and to make political propositions to improve urban health and pleasure. Restif was a neurotic subject, though not to an extreme degree, and his shoe-fetishism, though distinctly pronounced, was not pathological; that is to say, that the shoe was not itself an adequate gratification of the sexual impulse, but simply a highly important aid to tumescence, a prelude to the natural climax of detumescence ; only occasionally, and faute de mieuxlrs the absence of the beloved person, was the shoe used as an adjunct to masturbation.

Contes de Restif de la Bretonne by Restif de La Bretonne

With syphilis, a new body was fabricated. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French. The word bordel itself is a trace of these topopolitical practices. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.


On one hand, it unveils the fabrication of the modern colonial subject as desiring and sexual revealing hierarchies and segmentations within the political management of organs penis, vagina, uterus and fluids semen, blood, milk, water.

John rated it really liked it Dec 09, Views Read Edit View history. Bookchaiev rated it it was bretonnr May 09, La polemica con De Sade prese la forma di un romanzo uno dei pochi ancora reperibili in italianoL’Anti-Justinenel quale condanna l’associazione inscidibile che il divin Marchese fa tra piacere di alcuni e sofferenza di altri, soprattutto delle donne: This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Les Nuits De Paris is, as far as I know, a unique book.

The four H s that were said to characterize the AIDS carrier represent the reorganization of the sexopolitical disciplinary grid developed with the treatment of syphilis into new neoliberal techniques of political management: From Antiquity to the Present Day Oxford: Feb 13, Queen of France rated it ds liked it.

The fall of the assignats during the Revolution forced him to make his living by writing, profiting on the new freedom of the press.

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According to Britannica. Rob Atkinson rated it it was amazing Jan 22, His books were written with haste, and their licence of subject and language renders them quite unfit for general perusal. Resta il rammarico che, come spesso accade, la conoscenza di questo autore sia fortemente limitata njits stitichezza cronica dell’editoria italiana.

Parigramme,p. Le Nuits de Paris sono una di quelle produzioni maggiori, una di quelle vaste composizioni destinate a dipingere i costumi di una nazione: Much of the cultural anxiety generated by the political and colonial conflicts and their modulation of male European sovereignty took shape around various medical and governmental techniques for the treatment and prevention of syphilis, in particular around the use of the condom.


The erstif of the Thousand and one nights on 18th century literature is usually sought in forms of orientalism and exoticism, such as the Oriental tale or fantastic literature. Berkeley and Los Angeles: During the first half of the seventeenth century, several thousand street prostitutes were deported to the Antilles.

For Restif there are two cities that coexist in the same geography: The Intimate Memoirs of Restif de la Bretonneve vols. Duke University Press, New disciplinary techniques for governing the sexual body in space were implemented with the pathologization of masturbation, the prohibition of interracial reproduction via the Code noir decrees of andthe hystericization and domestication of female sexuality, and the confinement and privatization of female fluids especially menstrual blood and milk within the domestic space.

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PaperbackFoliopages. On the pais side, the sponge also called la petite seringuela sondeand tampon was the most used female contraceptive of the time, also developed within the framework of prostitution. Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that eestif translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

The state brothel worked according to a logic of spatial distribution of bodies, capital, and pleasures. Flammarion,p.