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Opere complete (La filosofia nel boudoir. Teatro e opuscoli)

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Famoso e famigerato, il Marchese de Sade è stato a lungo considerato un semplice pornografo, mentre la sua opera presenta un indiscutibile valore psicologico, filosofico e letterario. Il Meridiano documenta i vari aspetti di Sade scrittore: il filosofo, il narratore (con una scelta di racconti e il romanzo Justine) e l'epistolografo.
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Paperback, Prima edizione - Grandi tascabili economici, 291 pages
Published November 1993 by Newton & Compton Editori srl (first published 1795)
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Aeylyeas Ellendeh Torture as a play on the constitution of mankind yes. And first of the provocateurs of Bourgois plattitudes and hypocrisies. Usually it is not ones…moreTorture as a play on the constitution of mankind yes. And first of the provocateurs of Bourgois plattitudes and hypocrisies. Usually it is not ones mind or sexual libertinism but what one does in life, he stood up for what he believed, and several times this costed him his freedom, he also did some pretty noble acts, apart from being a little bit perverted. Nobody else would stand up for a corruption of which the condemnation was simply the excuse for so many to do exactly that, be profoundly corrupt. The justification of a metaphysical paradox, the perpetual death and destruction, is only what could make mercy beautiful again, in a world that is but barren death and destruction, under the all soothing preachings of these virtuous and wholesome men and woman. Of course moral relativism is n't without a certain credibility given to it by decadents, he just made it into an artform. How far nature itself could push it. And is n't this truly human beings nature? How frail a superficial touch on nature and human nature is it what we see today in the mainstream and its indignations over even the least shocking brutalities. Perpetually hypocritical in its whole industry of hysteria and its addiction to moralize over the blood, it is, at the same time, drinking itself, with such vigour and greed. he developed a concept of the promiscuity and pervertedness of nature itself, of her violence, and turned it into the perfect example of the will to live of Schopenhauer, that is split and turned against itself, where he says that, the bulldog ant, if you cut it in half, the head will attack the tail. Where others have described utterly vain ethics, he described the pure divine pulsation which everyone tries to confine, it does n't work, everyone is wrong, he is right.
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Dave/Maggie Bean
In my forty-plus years on this earth, I've read many a "forbidden" book (nearly all of which were readily available. Hmmm...) Sadly, most were consummate wastes of time. Worse still, one realized upon perusing them that their infamy was ill-deserved, and reeked of hyperbole.

De Sade is the exception to the rule. Although bulk of his better-known work is undeniably porn, he succeeded where others failed. This is to say that Sade was actually intelligent -- and wrote intelligently. A product of the
Stefan Glosby
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A glorious cavalcade of cunts; a festival of fucking.

De Sade takes us to the darkest recesses of human sexual desire, spinning yarns of sodomy, incest, rape, matricide, orgies and a wide range of other perversions, all the while infusing his work with a element of psychology that seeks the meaning behind such actions.

So long as you aren't offended easily, this is essential reading.
To really appreciate his works you have to think about the time period in which they were written. I read his works, not for amusement or enjoyment (you'd have to be sick to enjoy them) but because it is good to know of the world and how some people think. 120 days of Sodom had me paranoid for a very long time. Marquis de Sade was a grade A asshole; utterly disgusting.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love a romp through insanity. I enjoyed the way philosophy, morality, religion, etc. were weaved into the depravity. I am by far no prude, but the sex was so over the top it was almost amusing. I can't in good conscience recommend this to anyone although if you could separate yourself from the perversity you might enjoy the philosophy. Anyone who has a sex act named after him is fantastic right?
Jennifer Hutchinson
These stories are not for everyone. In fact just because you read erotica or think you have a strong stomach, you may not be cut out for these stories. Still I do recommend them because they are challenging reads and challenge you as the reader to question what you believe, how you believe and why you believe what you do. They will require you to be brave, but in my opinion are worth it.
Larissa S
This book was edited horribly - there were so many mistakes, it annoyed the hell out of me. The stories itself were badly written fantasies of a juvenile and disturbed mind. The only way this book is interesting is contextually - French decadence and utter resistance to that regime is quite fascinating and it was surprising to see him mention some feminist ideas, but overall he is just simply nuts. I must read his letters to his wife someday - they are supposed to be quite tender.
Ian Tully
I love the transgressive nature of de sades ideas. He is a philosophical and nihilistic genius. I don't know if this is just a bad translation or if his ideas had more power than his writing, I just didn't enjoy the quality of writing. it was as if reading a teenagers private journal. I have read other translations of his work, that work much better, only they then have a flaw of leaving out the grittiness and supplying only idea.
Maribel Tostado
Overall, its just OBSCENE and PERVERTED. I did like Justine a little bit because some parts are comical. I cant say that about his other works include in the book. I got really tired of 120 days of Sodom. It's almost like he kept writing it to shock himself. Don't mistake it for "porn for intellectuals" or "erotica". If your aroused in a way by his works check your self into a mental hospital.
May 09, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The meaning of the word PERVERSION is definitely relative. Also, no period in time, past, present or perhaps even future, has a monopoly on things such as "deviance, depravity or obscenity."

Ultimately, I've come to realize that nothing made by God is obscene. Obscenity and perversion are human inventions.
Eva Klaess
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wrote and threw away countless stories I wrote from age 14 or 15 until I read 180 Days of Sodom at age 18. I thought they were kind of sick. After reading this, however, I realized that I was pretty damn normal. So much of it made me angry and conflicted, but eventually I realized he was just being extreme for the sake of it. And if he wasn't, it didn't really matter.
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Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author. He is best known for his ...more
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