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The Feu Follet's Letter n° 21 | "A-muse-ment"

The Feu Follet's Letter n° 21 | The Feu Follet's Letter n° 21 | "A-muse-ment"
In the spirit of “a-muse-ment” before all else – excuse the pun –
Discover the new Le Feu Follet catalogue and its collection of original editions, manuscripts and photographs featuring Baudelaire, Breton, Camus, Cendrars, Colette, Eliot, Magritte, Musil, Péguy, Rimbaud, Sarraute, Valéry, Vian and all of literature’s finest...

The Investigation.
Chevalier Louis de Sade's archives

"Might is right." La Fontaine thus ingeniously denounced the Machiavellianism of our ways and the hypocrisy of our so-called "moral" values. Although the words and the claims of the oppressed were often silenced, the miracle of printing allowed their diffusion and their preservation. As time passed, they found an echo that brought them justice.
In search of discordant voices, Edition-Originale looks at these confidential publications by the men and women who took society by storm to proclaim the possibility of another world.
Our new investigation also focuses on “otherness”. But far from a word a with revolutionary undertones, we showcase this week the complete and entirely unpublished archives of a penniless nobleman, a self-taught intellectual, a philosopher and an anti-Enlightenment man, who went through the Revolution, the Empire, the Restoration, and the July Revolution while remaining a pure counter-Revolutionary. He fought not to preserve privileges he never enjoyed but by philosophical conviction which he argued profusely in his writings.
Join us in a deep dive into the holistic thought of the Marquis de Sade’s cousin who embraced all the fields of knowledge. An accomplished scientist and tide expert, the Chevalier de Sade was also a harsh critic of Necker’s economic theories. Just like his illustrious relative, he reinvented the world from the bottom of a jail...


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