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Preview — Crimes of Love by Marquis de Sade
Crimes of Love
Who but the Marquis de Sade would write, not of the pain, tragedy, and joy of love, but of its crimes? Murder, seduction, and incest are among the cruel rewards for selfless love inthese stories; tragedy, despair, and death the inevitable outcome. Sade's villains will stop at nothing to satisfy their depraved passions, and they in turn suffer under the thrall of love. Psyc...more
Still it was very enjoyable to read because of his reflections, and the stories, while watered down, were very moralizing and kept me wanting to know how the tragedy he put his characters through would end: In virtue, or in sorrow? Though to Sade these two words usually went hand in hand, I did not find it true in th ...more
Si je devais conseiller une édition pour lire Les crimes de l'amour, c'est sans hésitation celle-ci que je choisirais : contrairement aux éditions de poche, les 11 nouvelles y figurent, accompagnées de notes critiques très intéressantes. La comparaison entre les passages du manuscrit des années 1780 et la version publiée en 1800 témoignent du désir de Sade de devenir un homme de lettres, mais également du changement d'état d'esprit général après la Révolution : le point commun des ch ...more
And the stories in this collection still haunt me. I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I first grabbed this book off the Penguin Classics shelf in my bookstore, but I doubt that it was this!
On the one hand, I had expected something akin to erotica (mainly because people were so outraged back when he published his works) and it was definitely no ...more
At first I was quite surprised that he wasn’t as controvertional as I was expecting, but as soon as I got more in the book, there we go… consented incest between father and daughter; revengeful women that hate their daughters because they want to fuck their lovers; puritan women that once had children before marriage (…) and, the cherry on top of the cake was when at the end of Crimes of Love ...more
Le premier livre de Sade que je lis qui ne contient aucun passage érotique. Bizarre. Mais autant de valeur que du Maupassant ou bien du Poe.
J'ai souri, sourcillé, eut quelque sursaut de stupeur et d'incrédulité, les personnages sont près, il n'est pas difficile de les saisir, de les comprendre et de s'y identifier. Notre compassion s'offre même aux malhonnêtes et aux fautifs.
Mais trop de vert ...more
En los 4 relatos que trae se condenan a los libertinos y se exalta a los virtuosos.