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Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings

Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings

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by Marquis de Sade
     
 

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No other writer has so scandalized proper society as the Marquis de Sade, but despite the deliberate destruction of over three-quarters of his work, Sade remains a major figure in the history of ideas. His influence on some of the greatest minds of the last century—from Baudelaire and Swinburne to Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky and Kafka—is indisputable. This volume

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No other writer has so scandalized proper society as the Marquis de Sade, but despite the deliberate destruction of over three-quarters of his work, Sade remains a major figure in the history of ideas. His influence on some of the greatest minds of the last century—from Baudelaire and Swinburne to Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky and Kafka—is indisputable. This volume contains Philosophy in the Bedroom, a major novel that presents the clearest summation of his political philosophy; Eugénie de Franval, a novella widely considered to be a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French literature; and the only authentic and complete American edition of his most famous work, Justine. This literary portrait of Sade is completed by one of his earliest philosophical efforts, Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man, a selection of his letters, a fifty-page chronology of his life, two important essays on Sade, and a bibliography of his work.

Editorial Reviews

Robert Lowry
"Shines a perverse and revealing spotlight on the entire era of the French Revolution....An important and elucidating book." -- Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802199010
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
378,788
File size:
3 MB

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"The supreme value of this testamony lies in its ability to disturb us. It forces us to reexamine fairly the basic problems which haunts our age in different forms: the true relation between man and man."

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