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Rebecca Miller interviews the Marquis de Sade

The author and film director imagines a conversation with the notorious French libertine

By Rebecca Miller   December 2013

In the new anthology Dead Interviews, authors imagine conversations with their favourite dead writers. Rebecca Miller, the novelist and film director, chose to interview the Marquis de Sade. “When I was shooting a film in Connecticut,” says Miller, “for some reason I felt compelled to read At Home with the Marquis de Sade, by Francine DuPlessix Gray, every night. I found it an oddly charming escape. Later, when I began my novel, Jacob’s Folly, which is partially set in 18th-century Paris, I considered making Jacob the valet of…

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