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Bad books : Rétif de la Bretonne, sexuality, and pornography

Author: Amy S Wyngaard
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bad Books reconstructs how the eighteenth-century French author Nicolas-Edme Retif de la Bretonne and his writings were at the forefront of the development of modern conceptions of sexuality and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Restif de La Bretonne; Nicolas-Edme Rétif de La Bretonne; Restif de La Bretonne
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy S Wyngaard
ISBN: 9781611494204 1611494206 9781611494211 1611494214
OCLC Number: 806221707
Description: x, 149 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Defining obscenity: the limits of censorship in Le Paysan perverti and La Paysanne pervertie --
Inventing pornography: sex and sentimentality in Le Pornographe and L'anti-justine --
Conceptualizing fetishism: Rétif and the advent of modern sexual science --
Coda --
Imagining eugenics: strategic sexuality in La Découverte australe.
Responsibility: Amy S. Wyngaard.

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By demonstrating Retif's contribution to the formation of modern sexuality, Wyngaard's study is a valuable addition to our understanding of eighteenth-century French literature. Critiques De Livres

 
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