The Erotic Book Club: Guillaume Apollinaire’s “Les Onze Mille Verges” (The Eleven Thousand Rods)
Thursday 29th March 2012, 8pm
Guillaume Apollinaire’s ”Les Onze Mille Verges” (The Eleven Thousand Rods)
One of the most masterful and hilarious erotic novels of all time, pronounced by Picasso to be Apollinaire’s masterpiece. Debauched aristocrat Mony Vibescu and a circle of his fellow sybarites blaze a trail
of uncontrollable lust, bloody cruelty and depravity across the streets of Europe in Apollinaire’s classic erotic novel. Written in 1906 after Apollinaire’s researches at the Enfer section of the Bibliotheque
Nationale in which he encountered the suppressed works of De Sade, Restif de la Bretonne and Andrea de Nerciat, The Eleven Thousand Rods is a startling modern response to these “”old masters”" of erotica.
Length: 128 pages
Bring wine, nibbles and filthy minds.