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  1. The Devils of Loudun is a 1952 non-fiction novel by Aldous Huxley. Premise [ edit ] It is a historical narrative of supposed demonic possession , religious fanaticism , sexual repression , and mass hysteria that occurred in 17th-century France surrounding unexplained events that took place in the small town of Loudun .

    • Aldous Huxley
    • United Kingdom
    • 1952
    • Val Biro
  2. El escritor británico Aldous Huxley publicó en 1952 un ensayo interpretativo sobre el tema, titulado Los diablos de Loudun (The devils of Loudun). El polaco Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz en 1946 publica Madre Juana de los Ángeles , novela que narra las posesiones demoníacas.

  3. 3.87. 3,079 ratings323 reviews. In 1634 Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake. He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns in what was the most sensational case of mass possession and sexual hysteria in history.

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  4. Die Teufel von Loudun (The Devils of Loudun) is an opera in three acts written in 1968 and 1969 by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, and then revised in 1972 and 1975. It has a German libretto by the composer, based on John Whiting 's dramatization of Aldous Huxley 's book of the same name .