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Les nuits de Paris, ou, Le spectateur nocturne. by Restif de La Bretonne, Rétif de La Bretonne, Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne. Paris: Hachette, Très Bon État. pages. Deux cartes. Les textes de Restif De La Bretonne retenus pour ce volume reproduits d’après les éditions. Nicolas-Edme Rétif or Nicolas-Edme Restif also known as Rétif or Restif de la Bretonne, was a involved, he was apprenticed to a printer at Auxerre, and, having served his time, went to Paris. The French novelist Catherine Rihoit made Restif de la Bretonne a major character in her novel La Nuit de Varenne.

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As the state brothel increased the sexual representation of the nation-state and the male subject, it diminished political agency via nuots dispossession and political subjugation of nonmale bodies, ultimately functioning as a political architecture of debt and subjection.

The fall of the assignats during the Revolution forced him to make his living by writing, profiting on the new freedom of the press. Developed before the invention of anatomic dissection techniques of displaying interiority that would emerge during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the sovereign body was a flat exteriority, a political surface where power inscribed its law with the aid of several necropolitical techniques.

Treichler, How to Have Theory in an Epidemic: Views Read Edit View history. Restif was the eighteenth-century ancestor of the contemporary blogger, working in a medium of direct publication without editors in which the act of writing itself becomes public.

He was born at Sacy and educated at a Jansenist college. The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. Penal justice, medicine, architecture, and urban planning were techniques to treat air and fluids brwtonne different scales. This is bbretonne only explicit reference to the Nights which is further referred to through narrative strategies and motifs.

In the end, in the very last selection in the book, he claims: He is also noted for his advocacy of communismindeed the term first made its modern appearance in his book review of Joseph-Alexandre-Victor Hupay de Fuveau who described himself as “communist” with his Project for a Philosophical Community.


Vintage Books,p. Reading an eyewitness’ thoughts on the September massacres, the Bastille day, and the flight to Varennes was such a treat, and as informative of the customs and everyday life in Paris the earlier portion of the book was, it’s the second part that really shines. On the other, it shows how democratic subjugation links freedom and subjection, pleasure and terror: He was rediscovered by the Surrealists in the early 20th century.

Nicolas-Edme Rétif

Trivia About Les Nuits de Paris. It was the latter definition which he accepted as the bretlnne use of the word. But the literary and political landscape of libertinage would rdstif incomplete without recalling the deeds of the latter, who is almost totally neglected today.

Christophe Jansen rated it liked it Jun 09, With a more feminist perspective, he might have noted a more pervasive form of incarnation of sovereign power: Referring to a tension later articulated by Foucault to explain the shift from a sovereign power regime to a modern disciplinary biopolitical regime, 47 Restif opposed, in a programmatic paragraph about the management of urban prostitution, the old techniques of management of the leper to the new spatial techniques for gretonne with the spread of syphilis within the modern city:.

Les Nuits de Paris by Rétif de la Bretonne

Your Mobile number has been verified! At first, he is all for the monarchy, eulogizing Lafayette for defending the king and queen. Thomas – rated it liked it Jun 30, Spatial segregation was not simply a filter; it continued within the interior space, distributing the production of pleasure and working bodies according to age, beauty, and money.

In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: After the seventeenth century, two strategies of spatialization of sickness coexist to manage prostitution: Is it possible to develop a narrative of collective political emancipation through citizenship in the state without endorsing a necropolitical definition of Christian male sovereignty?

Maybe we have forgotten Restif because we are too Restifist to remember him without panic or embarrassment. How many nights your deathwatch cries have made me flinch in the shadows of the night. Return to Book Page. Semiotext e Ursule al’Eglise La Paysane Pervertie: In he received a gratuity of francs from the Thermidor Convention. Whereas within marriage female fluids and organs are privatized and belong to the pater familiasoutside marriage the fluids and organs are recollectivized for state exploitation.


Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.

Oriel, The Scars of Venus: Un tratto particolare di questo personaggio, per certi versi sicuramente bizzarro, era il suo amore maniacale per i piedi femminili: Peter Wagstaff, Memory and desire: Camille rated it it was ok Sep 10, See also Vern L. Gallimard,p.


Polity Press,p. La Soubrette par Amour Les Contemporaines: The term retifism for shoe fetishism was named after him.

As the historian of medicine Sander L. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: The original editions of these, and indeed of nults his books, have long been bibliographical curiosities owing to their rarity, the beautiful and curious illustrations which many of them contain, and the quaint typographic system in which most are composed.

Les Nuits De Paris by Bretonne, Restif De La

Between and he published the largest sexo-political chronicle of the advent of the French Revolution, Les Nuits de Paris, ou Pqris Spectateur nocturne My revolution: How much of the rest of the Nuits is fictional is a matter of some conjecture.

A History Cambridge, UK: Bringing together contraception and prophylaxis, the condom materialized the threat to the free exercise of full male sovereignty inflicted by new disciplinary biopolitical measures.

Like many of his works, the Nuits has an autobiographical touch. In France, aroundthe baths were closed and prostitutes relocated outside city limits. Les nuits de Paris, ou le spectateur nocturne, vol.