Le Parnasse libertin / The Libertine Parnassus (1772)

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Le Parnasse libertin / The Libertine Parnassus (1772)


Le Parnasse libertin, ou Recueil de poésies libres. Paillardisoropolis [Paris?]: Chez le Dru, à l’enseigne de Priape, 1772. Kinsey Institute Library: 841.005 P25 1772.


The eighteenth-century anthology of French licentious poetry Le Parnasse libertin consists of 150 songs, tales, and epigrams, in part attributed to Jean de La Fontaine, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, the abbé de Chaulieu, Piron, and Voltaire, among others, and for the most part (85 poems) anonymous. Anthologies of erotic poetry were widely circulated in France, at least from the Parnasse des poètes satyriques attributed to Théophile de Viau, who was imprisoned and sentenced to death after its publication in 1622, until the late nineteenth-century Parnasse satyrique du dix-neuvième siècle, also exhibited here.

First edition: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k15176835


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