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The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

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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 reception of the work since Sade's times up to the present, and reassesses his status as an extra-canonical writer. The following six chapters provide broad coverage of Sade's main intellectual and creative activities, showing how all can be seen as the expression of a veritable cult of the body, a veneration of the physical, and the sexual as channels of transcendence.

About the Author

John Phillips is Director of Humanities at the University of North London and author of the highly acclaimed Sade: The Libertine Novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192804693
Author:
Phillips, John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, John
Subject:
French
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Sade
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Sade - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
morocco leather black, black letter 187N
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
124
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
ELT/ESL: intended for use in teaching English as a
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 pt. type
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
4.300 x 6.700 in 0.306 lb

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