♥ Book Title : The Complete Marquis de Sade
☯ Full Synopsis : "Rare two-volume translation of Marquis de Sade's titillating and shocking writing. Adorned with gripping cover art and translated by renowned scholar Paul J. Gillette, this dramatic collection includes Justine, Juliette, 120 Days of Sodom and Philosophy in the Bedroom. No other edition captures so purely the drama of de Sade's forays into human sexuality. This author, who has now become as famous as his writing was considered shocking was a forbear of many theories and philosophies, all of which can be found within the pages of The Complete Marquis de Sade."Article| marquis de Sade, Paul J. Gillette| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Complete Marquis de Sade
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♥ Book Title : Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings
☯ Full Synopsis : "No other writer has so scandalized proper society as the Marquis de Sade, but despite the deliberate destruction of over three-quarters of his work, Sade remains a major figure in the history of ideas. His influence on some of the greatest minds of the last century—from Baudelaire and Swinburne to Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky and Kafka—is indisputable. This volume contains Philosophy in the Bedroom, a major novel that presents the clearest summation of his political philosophy; Eugénie de Franval, a novella widely considered to be a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French literature; and the only authentic and complete American edition of his most famous work, Justine. This literary portrait of Sade is completed by one of his earliest philosophical efforts, Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man, a selection of his letters, a fifty-page chronology of his life, two important essays on Sade, and a bibliography of his work."Article| Marquis de Sade| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Juliette
☯ Full Synopsis : "“An amazing sequence of imaginatively bizarre sexual adventures punctuated by philosophical and theological digression. Mlle. De Maupin, Lolita, Candy—all pale beside Juliette.”—Library Journal"Article| Marquis de Sade| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The 120 Days of Sodom & Other Writings
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit that has yet existed," wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration-a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud-of the psychology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935. In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine. The selections are introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay "Must We Burn Sade?" and Pierre Klossowski's provocative "Nature as Destructive Principle." "Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change."-From Sade's Last Will and Testament"Article| Marquis de Sade| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Marquis de Sade is famous for his forbidden novels like Justine, Juliette, and the 120 Days of Sodom. Yet, despite Sade's immense influence on philosophy and literature, his work remains relatively unknown. His novels are too long, repetitive, and violent. At last in The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade, a distinguished philosopher provides a theoretical reading of Sade. Airaksinen examines Sade's claim that in order to be happy and free we must do evil things. He discusses the motivations of the typical Sadean hero, who leads a life filled with perverted and extreme pleasures, such as stealing, murder, rape, and blasphemy. Secondary sources on Sade, such as Hobbes, Erasmusm, and Brillat-Savarin are analyzed, and modern studies are evaluated. The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade greatly enhances our understanding of Sade and his philosophy of pain and perversion."Article| Timo Airaksinen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Screening the Marquis de Sade
☯ Full Synopsis : "Since its publication, the works of the Marquis de Sade have challenged the reading public with a philosophy of relentless physical transgression. This is the first book-length academic study by a single author that applies the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade to the analysis of a wide array of film texts. By employing Sade's controversial bodily-oriented philosophy within film analysis, this book provides a new understanding of notions of pain, pleasure, and the representation of the transgressive body in film. Whereas many analyses use theory to excuse and thus dilute the power of sexual an."Article| Lindsay Anne Hallam| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Juliette
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♥ Book Title : Philosophy in the Boudoir
☯ Full Synopsis : "In the boudoir of a sequestered country house, a young virgin is ruthlessly schooled in evil. Indoctrinated by her amoral tutors in the ways of sexual perversion, fornication, murder, incest, atheism and complete self-gratification, she takes part with growing abandon in a series of violent erotic orgies which culminates with the flagellation and torture of her own mother - her final act of liberation. "Philosophy In The Boudoir" is perhaps the most concise and representative text out of all the Marquis de Sade's works, containing his notorious doctrine of libertinage expounded in full, coupled with relentless bursts of savage, orgiastic eroticism, cruelty, and violent sexuality. The renegade philosophies put forward here would later rank amongst the main cornerstones of Andre Breton's Surrealist manifesto."Article| Marquis de Sade| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Marquis de Sade
☯ Full Synopsis : "A biography of the 18th century soldier and writer who gave his name to sadism. The book portrays Sade as a political rabble-rouser whose 11-year sentence in a mental asylum was for more than just claiming sexual deviation was natural."Article| Neil Schaeffer| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction
☯ Full Synopsis : "Discussing the 'real' Marquis de Sade from his mythical and demonic reputation, John Phillips examines Sade's life and work his libertine novels, his championing of atheism, and his uniqueness in bringing the body and sex back into philosophy."Article| John Phillips| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The 120 Days of Sodom
☯ Full Synopsis : "A new translation of Sade's most notorious, shocking and influential novel. This horrible but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative novel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers."Article| The Marquis de Sade| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : At Home With The Marquis De Sade
☯ Full Synopsis : "Donatien Alphonse Francois, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), one of the most perplexing personalities of Western culture, has been called 'the freest spirit who ever lived' and 'a frenetic and abominable assemblage of all crimes and obscenities'. Yet scant attention has been given to the two women who were the catalysts of his fate: his loyal, tolerant wife, Renee-Pelagie, and his vindictive mother-in-law, Madame de Montreuil. This groundbreaking account vividly brings to life these two dynamic women and the complex bonds they evolved with the rakish Marquis, as they dedicated themselves to protecting, curbing and, ultimately, confining him. Francine du Plessix Gray draws on thousands of pages of correspondence between the magnetic, aristocratic Marquis de Sade and his plain, bourgeois wife, to explore in historical and psychological detail what it was like to live with this maverick adventurer and man of letters in the decades before the French Revolution. She brilliantly recreates the extravagant hedonism and corruption of late-18th-century France, the ensuing Terror, and the oppression of the Napoleonic regime under which de Sade spent his last years."Article| Francine Du Plessix Gray| Statement ..."