Philosophy in the Boudoir

Philosophy in the Boudoir

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by Marquis de Sade
     
 

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Taken from the forward by James Havoc: The Marquis de Sade (1740—1814) was a self-proclaimed libertine. His doctrine of libertinage as expounded in "Philosophy in the Boudoir"—his masterpiece—now reads like a blueprint for those manifestos drawn up will over a century later by Andre Breton; indeed "Philosophy in the Boudoir" has often been regarded as

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Taken from the forward by James Havoc: The Marquis de Sade (1740—1814) was a self-proclaimed libertine. His doctrine of libertinage as expounded in "Philosophy in the Boudoir"—his masterpiece—now reads like a blueprint for those manifestos drawn up will over a century later by Andre Breton; indeed "Philosophy in the Boudoir" has often been regarded as being amongst the first Surrealist texts—the others also being works by De Sade. In the course of this book—erotic, comical, and terrifyingly bleak in turn—he contrives to heap scorn on Christianity, God, and the Church, religion in general, history, marriage and the nuclear family, morality, all love other than sexual love, faith, hope and charity, parenthood, vaginal sex; i.e. all forms of humanity and virtue. At the same time, he advocates atheism, murder and reflexive crimes, torture, cruelty, abortion, all kind of sexual perversion, incest, adultery, self-abuse, ad infinitum; his sexually violent visions mark him as a precursor of modern psychology.

The modern imagination starts here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840681031
Publisher:
Creation Books
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Creation Classics Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.34(d)

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Philosophy in the Boudoir 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a delightfully humorous admixture of lascivious sexuality and impious philosophy which flys at the face of the prevailing theosophical and ethical conventions of the time. It intermingles the sensations of bold and garish sexuality and absurdly discursive reasoning, relative to bawdy sexual practices but also to an animated iconoclasm, and elicits from the reader a couplet of humour and revulsion. A relatively light read for serious philosophers, yet enjoyable at multiple levels for the adventurous and open-minded reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gotta love de sade he was one of a kind xxx