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Marquis de Sade: a Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0192804693

ISBN-13: 9780192804693

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Phillips

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This book introduces the Marquis de Sade as writer and philosopher to new readers, offering concise but comprehensive surveys of his most controversial works, based on contemporary theoretical approaches. The style is lively and accessible without sacrificing detail or depth. An introductory chapter discusses Sade's life and the links between that and his work. Relying on the many letters he wrote to his wife and lawyer from prison and on other authentic, contemporary evidence, it attempts to disentangle this life from the various myths that Sade's demonic reputation has engendered throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This initial chapter also reviews the critical corpus or…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.45" wide x 6.89" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade
Man of letters
Martyr of atheism
Sade and the French Revolution
Theatres of the body
Representations of the feminine
Apostle of freedom
Further reading