">Name: Guillaume Apollinaire, French author, Les Onze Mille Verges
Artist: Guillaume Apollinaire|
Confronting Bodies: French officials
Date of Action: Book censored from its release in 1907 until 1970
Specific Location: France
Description of Artwork: Apollinaire was known for his erotic writing and satire. His most famous book, "Les Onze Mille Verges, (1907)" (The Eleven Thousand Rods) is about a Romanian prince who leaves Bucharest to find the perfect female. The book has elements of sadism, homosexuality, paedophilia, necrophilia, coprophilia and satirical commentary on French government officials, theater administrators, police and journalists.
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