Emetic Fables from the Andalusian De Sade
Jesús Ignacio Aldapuerta
Out of Print
204mm x 145mm
Born into a deeply pious Catholic family in Madrid, Jesús Ignacio Aldapuerta grew up into one of the most extreme exponents of scatological literature the world has ever seen.
A devoted disciple of the Marquis de Sade who, some believe, surpassed the ferocity of his master both in print and in reality. If to read all the stories of The Arabian Nights is, in fable, to die, then to read all the stories of Aldapuerta's infamous THE EYES is, perhaps in fact, to become mad, or worse: they present a universe in which Hell, abolished by Aldapuerta's fervent atheism, is created anew by his minute rendering of horrors perhaps too vivid and immediate to be wholly creations of the imagination.
These are the unblinking eyes in which Aldapuerta mirrors the foulness and corruption of our collapsing world, and the worse horrors that stir at its ruined foundations. More than stories, they are the apocalyptic scriptures of an atheist madman who worshipped at a shrine dedicated in blood and semen to both Eros and Thanatos. Once read, they will be with you always.
- An asphyxiated Vietnamese prostitute serves as an embodiment of an entire nation for an insane, necrophiliac American soldier
- A Nazi rocket-plane rises from the Götterdämmerung of the Third Reich to enter an hyper-oneiric world of sadistic delirium
- A woman's severed head renders obscene sexual service beyond death to a blazing, petrol-soaked visionary
- A bizarre sexual lexicon opens a door to a world of ultra-violent sadism, and beckons us within
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