After suffering a third stroke at the end of August, the publisher Jean-Jacques Pauvert has just died at the age of 88, in Toulon (see our ActuaLitté). The Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin, praised in a statement that the “paved the way for sexual liberation, not hesitating to shake his time up to the conviction for defying censorship” .
Our colleagues from Release were to meet the editor and biographer of the Marquis de Sade in 2013 on the occasion of the reissue his Sade living (The Tripod editions). Jean-Jacques Pauvert Sade had fallen on the cusp of adolescence, at the age of 16, with the 120 Days of Sodom , a book that had marked him forever.
When he began to publish the works of the divine Marquis, it was the police who landed his home when he was only twenty. Today, there are Sade in paperback. So back on an adventure and a fight that eventually paid off.
Listen to him speak precisely of censorship …