In Guillaume Apollinaire's The Eleven Thousand Rods (Les Onze Mille Verges), debauched aristocrat Mony Vibescu and a circle of fellow sybarites blaze a trail of uncontrollable lust, bloody cruelty and depravity across the streets of Europe. Published in 1907 after Apollinaire's researches at the Enfer section of the Bibliotheque Nationale in which he encountered the suppressed "pornographic" work of such authors as de Sade, Restif de la Bretonne and Andrea de Nerciat, The Eleven Thousand Rods is a startling modernist response to those "old masters" of erotica, purposefully expanding and detonating the extremes of obscenity as far as the human imagination will allow. This special Centenary edition is the only uncensored version currently in print, with a new translation by Alexis Lykiard. Guillaume Apollinaire is the avant-garde pioneer who coined the term "Surrealist", and remains one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Solar Erotik Archive 1 : Solar Erotik Archive presents classic fiction by the precursors, members and affiliates of the Surrealist Group.