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The Marquis de Sade : a very short introduction

Author: John Phillips
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Very short introductions, 124.
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"From his infamous libertine novels to his championing of atheism, the Marquis de Sade's writing remains as powerful and shocking today as when it was first published." "This Very Short Introduction disentangles the real Sade from his almost demonic reputation of the past 200 years, and examines the literary and artistic legacy he has left behind. John Phillips reveals a revolutionary thinker determined to  Read more...
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Phillips, John, 1950-
Marquis de Sade.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607736899
Named Person: Sade, marquis de; Sade, marquis de
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Phillips
ISBN: 0192804693 9780192804693
OCLC Number: 59137986
Description: xiii, 141 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 124.
Responsibility: John Phillips.
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Aims to disentangle the 'real' Marquis de Sade from his mythical and demonic reputation. This book examines Sade's life and work: his libertine novels, his championing of atheism, and his uniqueness  Read more...

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A brisk and lively introductory book. John Phillips, Times Literary Supplement

 
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