South Korea has banned the Marquis de Sade

South Korea has banned the Marquis de SadeSouth Korea has banned the novel of the Marquis de Sade "120 days of Sodom", Agence France-Presse September 19, with reference to the representative of the state Commission on publication ethics Thak Chan Hwang."A significant part of the book in the highest degree indecent and cruel, it refers to acts of sadism, incest, bestiality and necrophilia," said Thak Chan Hwang. In addition, to recognize the book "malicious" Commission prompted the description of sex with children, occurring in the novel.Ban "120 days of Sodom" - the first since 2008, the ban imposed on the book by the Commission on publication ethics.Translation of "120 days of Sodom" in Korean appeared in local bookstores in August 2012. After the decision of the Commission to the publisher - the company Dongsuh Press - will have to recall and destroy all copies of the book. The publisher called the ban on "120 days of Sodom," "death sentence book" and appealed the decision of the ethics Committee. If the appeal is rejected, the publisher plans to go to court."This book is not about pornography and violence... She makes fun of and criticizes the dark side of human nature that lies behind such actions," said AFP chief editor Dongsuh Press Li Yong.Marquis de Sade wrote the 120 days of Sodom" in 1785, however, the published book was only in the twentieth century. French novel, translated into several languages, including English, German and Japanese. In 1975 Italian film Director pier Paolo Pasolini filmed based on the book by de Sade film "Salo, or the 120 days of Sodom". The movie shortly after its release was banned in several countries, including Britain, Australia and New Zealand, due to the images of torture, rape and murder. Source: South Korea has banned the Marquis de Sade.

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