Art & Culture History
Diderot’s Religieuse: A time Bomb
Diderot's La Religieuse is "a time bomb" published in 1796, 12 years after the author's death. If the ambiguous book created a controversy when it was published in post-revolutionary France, it became a real scandal in 1962 when it was adapted for the cinema. This sulfurous text made post-war conservative society tremble and three centuries later, the subversive power of Denis Diderot's novel has lost none of its force.