John Phillips

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The Marquis de Sade: A Very...

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“Waves crack with wicked fury against me ship's hull while ocean currents rage as the full moon rises o're the sea."
(Cutthroat's Omen: A Crimson Dawn)”
Capt. John Phillips circa 1723

“To read Sade against the background of our own monstrosity is sometimes the most frightening thing of all. Indeed, this is what makes Sade unreadable for some: not the obscenity or even the sadism, but the sheer hopelessness of his vision of the world and of human nature.”
John Phillips, Sade: The Libertine Novels

“But if Sade's work is to be summed up in one word, this word would not be 'sexual' or 'comic' or even 'sadistic', it would be 'transgressive'. As it systematically transgresses all sexual, social, religious and moral norms, his writing repeatedly and earnestly insists on the exquisite pleasure to be derived from this transgression.”
John Phillips, Sade: The Libertine Novels

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