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Marquis de Sade, translated from the French by Jocelyne Geneviève Barque and John Galbraith Simmons

Social relevance and literary influence continue to mark the posthumous career of Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), author of Juliette, or the Prosperities of Vice, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and other works.

JOCELYNE GENEVIÈVE BARQUE and JOHN GALBRAITH SIMMONS were among the translators of the International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2002) and Europe since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction (2006). A novelist and nonfiction author, Simmons also translated Return to Vietnam by Jean-Claude Guillebaud (1994). Their translation-in-progress of Aline and Valcour was recipient of a 2010 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

The Crime of Passion or, Love’s Delirium: A Spanish Story

Embedded in Letter 37 of Aline and Valcour is a complete short tale, entitled “Le Crime du Sentiment, ou les Délires de l’amour,” published here for the first time in English translation. It appears in a portion of the novel, best described as picaresque, in which the heroine Léonore and her friend Clémentine find themselves, after a long adventurous journey, in Toledo, Spain.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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