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The autonomy of pleasure : libertines, license, and sexual revolution

Author: James A Steintrager
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Series: Columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What would happen if pleasure were made the organizing principle for social relations and sexual pleasure ruled over all? Radical French libertines experimented clandestinely with this idea during the Enlightenment. In explicit novels, dialogues, poems, and engravings, they wrenched pleasure free from religion and morality, from politics, aesthetics, anatomy, and finally reason itself, and imagined how such a world  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Steintrager
ISBN: 9780231151580 0231151586 0231540876 9780231540872
OCLC Number: 907494931
Description: xi, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: whose sexual revolution? --
A thousand modes of venery : coital positions as actions and communications --
Voluptuary architecture : organizing, policing, and producing pleasure --
Sodomy and reason : making sense of the libertine preference --
"The obscene organ of brute pleasure" : social functions of the clitoris --
The fury of her kindness : what should a libertine know about orgasm? --
Color and caprice: the politics and aesthetics of interracial relations --
Canonizing Sade : eros, democracy, and differentiation --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts.
Responsibility: James A. Steintrager.

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The Autonomy of Pleasure is an important work that adds richly to our understanding of libertine literature in eighteenth-century France and, more generally, of the culture of pleasure that emerged Read more...

 
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