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|All Authors / Contributors:||
D A F Sade, Marquis de; Austryn Wainhouse; Richard Seaver
|Description:||xii, 799 p. ; 19 cm.|
|Contents:||Critical: Must we burn Sade? by S. de Beauvoir. Nature as destructive principle, by P. Klossowski.--From Les crimes de l'amour: Reflections on the novel (1800). Villeterque's review of Les crimes de l'amour (1800). The author of Les crimes de l'amour to Villeterque, hack writer (1803). Florville and Courval, or, The works of fate (1788).--The 120 days of Sodom (1785).--Theater: Oxtiern, or, The misfortunes of libertinage (1800). Ernestine, a Swedish tale (1788). Bibliography (p. 791-799).|
|Responsibility:||the Marquis de Sade ; compiled and translated by Austryn Wainhouse and Richard Seaver ; introductions by Simone de Beauvoir and Pierre Klossowski.|
"Sade was one of the most radical minds in Western history, one that touched, with astonishing fusion of madness and cold rationality, on some of the most central aspects of psychic life... He