Les Bijoux Indiscrets
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Les Bijoux Indiscrets est peut-être le plus audacieux des romans de Denis Diderot. C'est une fable libertin sans crainte comparable aux oeuvres de Boccaccio et Rabelais. L'histoire est situé dans la cour d'un sultan qui s'ennui et qui est sauvé par un génie qui lui offre un anneau magique qui, lorsqu'il est pointé vers les femmes, les causes de leurs organes génitaux, ou "...more
Mass Market Paperback, 313 pages
Published January 7th 1993 by Editions Flammarion (first published 1748)
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David
Here is another classic my bizarro and absurdist friends might want to check out to see how long this sort of thing has been going on. The novelty fades rapidly, though. The book is humorous and interesting in its criticisms, but it is a creature of its time. There is much that bothers me in its double standards and how violative it seems. After all, only the sex organs of women are forced to disclose their secrets. It's interesting, but perhaps not as much as the concept makes one hope.
Vittorio Ducoli
Un'occasione persa

Diderot è un mostro sacro della cultura occidentale, uno dei padri dell'illuminismo, quindi appare forse fuori luogo una critica alla sua opera. Peraltro, come detto nel titolo di questa edizione Demetra de I gioielli indiscreti, si tratta di un Diderot “minore”, di un'opera che non compare tra quelle per cui conosciamo il grande scrittore e filosofo. Mi assumo quindi la responsabilità di una recensione non proprio entusiastica, segnalando sin d'ora che alla carenza di stelle c...more
pony
Nov 25, 2007 pony rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with a sense of humor
there's a common misconception that fuddly old classical philosophers sat around like dusty monks musing on abstract b.s. and while maybe diderot engaged in some of that action, reading this will quickly dispel that kind of myth. this is hilarious from the get-go. who doesn't love talking vaginas?

a caveat: the humor, for most, will need an accompanying grain of salt. it comes off often as wildly inappropriate in terms of race and gender; just remember to historicize a bit (no one had any critica...more
Miguel Teles
Em poucas palavras, um livro extremamente divertido, com momentos brilhantes pelo seu erotismo burlesco e descarado, pelo seu impudor e humor aguçado e inteligente; tudo aliado ou usado com fim a uma sátira de uma sociedade de outro tempo, mas não muito longínqua das imoralidades dos dias de hoje.



Um tratado satírico sobre as hipocrisias de uma sociedade europeia setecentista. Através de um humor sagaz e picante, sem espaço para pudores ou tabus, e mascarando a sociedade e as gentes suas contempo...more
Amandine
Très amusant. L'ensemble des révélations des bijoux sont variées et divertissantes, et Diderot glisse habilement plusieurs critiques de la société - féminine comme masculine - de son temps entre ou à l'intérieur de celles-ci. J'ai particulièrement aimé la fin du roman où la parole est donnée à Sélim qui relate ses aventures, au détriment des bijoux féminins: cette voix masculine montre que la trahison et la tromperie ne sont pas l'apanage des femmes seules. La relation et les discussions ou pari...more
Kilean
Guess what this is about. Not sure if it's considered a classic, but it was a lot of fun. Always amusing when people's private bits start talking.
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Denis Diderot (October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent persona during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.
Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which emulated Laurence...more
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