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Marquis de Sade: The Genius of Passion

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Among the numerous works on the Marquis de Sade, Ronald Hayman's revealing biography is one of the few that presents the reader with an idea of the real de Sade--the man rather than the monster. Hayman has immersed himself in the true character of this widely misunderstood man, excelling where few others have in dealing with de Sade with sympathy. This work is a much neede ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 24th 2003 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks (first published 2003)
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Angus
Oct 17, 2011 Angus is currently reading it
I would say I embody all of his best sociopathic, attention whoring, and belligerent misanthropy, but with none of the $, sex, and infamy. A genius indeed. An inspiration in my life, and hopefully yours as well.
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A fascinating review of de Sade's life and works.
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Informative biography of de Sade, yet plodding at times. I felt like I was reading a laundry list of chronological events and less of a narrative structure of the man that was de Sade.
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Ronald Hayman is a critic, dramatist, director and writer best known for his biographies.
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