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Cachez cet auteur que je ne saurais voir. J'ai nommé le marquis de Sade. Grand absent des anthologies scolaires, Sade fut longtemps le paria de la littérature française. Et pourtant, c'est bien de littérature qu'il s'agit et d'éducation qui plus est. La Philosophie dans le boudoir, chef-d'œuvre du divin marquis, est le plus ambitieux des manifestes du libertinage jamais éc ...more
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Published June 11th 1976 by Gallimard (first published 1795)
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°°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.· ʜᴇʟᴇɴ Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος ·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°° ★·.·´¯`·.·★ Ⓥⓔⓡⓝⓤⓢ Ⓟⓞⓡⓣⓘⓣⓞⓡ Ⓐⓡⓒⓐⓝⓤⓢ Ταμετούρο   Αμ
«Ηδονιστές όλων των ηλικιών και όλων των φύλων τραφείτε με τις αρχές του, αρχές που θεριεύουν τα πάθη σας, κι αυτά τα πάθη, με τα οποία ψυχροί και ανιαροί ηθικολόγοι σας φοβερίζουν …»

Φιλοσοφικό ανάγνωσμα,συμβολικό,απάνθρωπα ανθρωπιστικό,κατά των ηθικών, αξιακών και θρησκευτικών θεσμών της αστικής τάξης πριν απο εκατοντάδες χρόνια μα και της παγκόσμιας κοσμοθεωρίας του σήμερα.

Πως να περιγράψεις ένα βιβλίο που σε προκαλεί, σε εξοργίζει, σε διχάζει, σε εκφράζει, σε πετάει στο κενό ενώ παράλληλα σ
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Anna
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, social-life
Είπαμε ότι ο ΝτεΣαντ έζησε τη μισή του ζωή σε άσυλο για φρενοβλαβείς? Ε, με αυτά που έγραφε και την εποχή που τα έγραφε λογικό ήταν!

Πέρα από τη γνωστή πλοκή και τις ... περίπλοκες καταστάσεις στις οποίες αναμειγνύονται οι πρωταγωνιστές της ιστορίας (a.k.a. όργια), οι οποίες περιγράφονται με σαφείς σκηνοθετικές οδηγίες, υπάρχει μια γενική κριτική στην κοινωνία, τις αξίες και τους νόμους της! Προφανώς η Εκκλησία έχει την τιμητική της, το ίδιο και οι δικαστές και όλη η σοβαροφανής γαλλική κοινωνία.
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Bad
May 12, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
hehe. I'm such a naughty girl for picking this one up. I had watched the movie "Quills" and became terribly curious about Marquis de Sade. After the first 20 pages, I must say that my cup of interest was filled in it's entirety, but I kept reading because the perversion of his writing was so unbelievable and even humorous. (I must state, that this novel is considered his most joyous writing... MOST of the sexual escapades in in violent deaths.) I couldn't believe that a man could have such a cre ...more
Robin
The Marquis de Sade, father of sadism, begins this book by addressing "libertines, voluptuaries of all ages, lewd women, young maidens, and amiable debauchees". Surely all these fine people would have something to enjoy and learn from this story.

It literally is philosophy in the bedroom. In between sexual interludes in which three libertines teach their ways to an innocent young woman during a remarkably active and productive orgy, de Sade espouses in long rants his views on religion, sex, polit
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Merve
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all I have to say that, it is extremely disturbing, shocking and shivery. But when I left aside these thoughts I saw the light. Sade is courageous, independent, rebellious. He questions morality, religion, traditions, sexism and every dogma which makes our lives difficult. He is so cruel, but impressive because he is rebels against the rules we accept in all our life without questioning. So, it has to be hard, noisome and convulsive. There is only one thing disturbed me when I was readi ...more
Nickolas the Kid
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexual
4.5/5


Ολόκληρη η κριτική στην Λέσχη του Βιβλίου:

http://www.λέσχη.gr/forum/showthread....
Nikos Tsentemeidis
Αν και τολμηρός, αλλά και ακραίος σε αρκετά σημεία, είναι πολύ μπροστά από την εποχή του, ακόμα και από την εποχή μας. Πέρα από την γνωστή πλοκή, καταπιάνεται με θέματα ηθικής και θρησκείας, φέρεται κατά της θανατικής ποινής κ.τ.λ
Αναμφισβήτητα μια ιδιοφυΐα της εποχής του και από τα πιο ανοιχτά μυαλά όλων των εποχών, ασχέτως του τι εκφράζει σε γενικές γραμμές.
Lydia
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So if you don't like reading erotica or don't like books the use foul language you should stay away from the Marquis de Sade.

Furthermore, if you've ever wondered about the etymology of the word sadism, it's from this man.

This book is meant to shock you, to rock you to your core. He challenges religion, politics and everything under the sun, all while narrating an orgy. This book is totally depraved and utterly riddled with debauchery.

I sometimes found his rants on politics, religion and the st
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Thomas
STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT - Do not read this review if you are under the age of 18 or are offended by explicit sexuality and extreme violence (this is the Marquis friggin' DeSade, after all, grow up people).

This is a very curious book in all respects.

It is the story of a young woman, Eugénie, semi-willingly corrupted by an older woman and a homosexual named Dolmancé to whom apparently women are fine as long as they keep their icky punani away from him (much of the "philosophy" is about why the butt
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Kit Fox
Aug 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of all the treatises I've read on the joys of anal sex with a cabal of debauched, French super-libertines—and trust me, I've read, like, hundreds—this one's easily the most—wait for it—accessible. Oof. Some seriously naughty shizz going on here, in between bouts of philosophical musings on why it's one's natural obligation to engage in anal sex with a cabal of debauched, French super-libertines, of course. And on a purely superficial level, the cover for the new Penguin Classics edition is ridic ...more
Morgan
Judge this book by the cover.

This is probably the wickedest and the weirdest book I’ve read to date. I don’t recommend Marquis de Sade to anyone. Why did I read this trash? I wanted a challenge. I also read this because I’ve been interested in de Sade for some time now thanks to Grant Morrison’s Invisibles and the movie Quills. I was curious to see how de Sade wrote and how far he could push the envelope.

Philosophy in the Boudoir pushes the envelope to the max. Almost every sin and bad thought i
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Tina Dyer
For de Sade, this is pretty good. There's a long discussion of the role of morals in the republic that is interesting, if debatable. As erotica, it is strictly chinese menu stuff. Bob'll have erotic act number one, Sally number two, and the Chevalier two orders of number seven, and then we'll all trade cartons. The interesting bit (to me) is that, even after copious pronouncements about how libertines transgress all boundaries, there's still a scene where Dolmance and Augustin go off in the corn ...more
Carlos Clorth
May 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
It is the kind of book I picture Lars von Trier reading. I feel bad I actually had so much fun reading this. Some parts were kind of mediocre and I felt some phrases were repeated several times but loved the characters and the ending... THE ENDING. Also the "evilness" inexplicably childlike. I would only read this if I wanted to improve my relationship with my mum.
I keep thinking about sections of this book so I might buy it. It's certainly weird and sure I'll give 'Justine' or Salo a try.
Gabriel
Feb 05, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults
The most seductively evil book I've ever read, this is surely the lewdest, most depraved and nihilistic piece of smut from the 18th century.
The Marquis de Sade spent the last 14 years of his life imprisoned for writting this book (among others.)

It is shameful, but convinces you that your shame is misguided--or at least makes the attempt.
Antonella
Obra cruel, explícita y perturbadora. Desde el mismo momento en que los personajes interactúan se comienzan a hilvanar los tejidos de una trama en esencia simple, pero compleja en cuanto a su ideología y sustento moral. Creo que lo más chocante de esta novela, estructurada a partir de una sucesión de diálogos y figuras, no es la descripción explícita de la conducta sexual de los personajes o sus pensamientos en cuanto a la liberalidad y naturalidad del disfrute sexual, sino el gran encontronazo ...more
João
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: foreign-fiction, lgbt
Madame de Saint-Ange convoca Dolmancé e o seu irmão, o Cavaleiro, para educar na teoria e na prática da libertinagem a jovem Eugénie, uma virgem encerrada que se encontrava encerrada num convento pela mãe, uma puritana que Eugénie odeia, mas que é incentivada pelo pai, também ele um libertino, a aprender as coisas da vida.

O texto consiste num conjunto extenso de diálogos entre os vários personagens, intercalado por um longo discurso.

Apesar das cenas explícitas de sexo (pornográficas), em que as
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Daniel Schechtel
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TREMENDO LIBRO. Provocativo, excitante, bien erótico y bien filosófico. Sade expone su pensamiento radical por medio de un personaje masculino que junto a una mujer le explican a una jovencita de 15 años cómo se debe vivir: simplemente para tener sexo. Si bien muchas ideas son exageradas, como el hecho de que en realidad no existen Crímenes pues la naturaleza todo lo permite, es liberadora la manera en que incita a la libertad sexual, y lo que sorprende es que de ambos sexos, diciendo que todos ...more
Zarsie
علاقه و حرصم به خوندن کتابای ممنوعه منو به سمت دوساد و در نهایت Philosophy in the Bedroom کشوند .
هر چند از قبل از طریق واژه های سادیسم و مازوخیسم به دوساد رسیده بودمو تقریبا میدونستم چی باید از کتاب انتظار داشته باشم باز هم هر چی جلوتر میرفتم ادبیات کتاب بیشتر متعجبم میکرد و اگه با دوساد آشنا باشین میدونین منظورم چیه.
مارکی دوساد یه نویسنده فرانسوی مبلغ آزادی بی قید و شرط جنسیه که توی این کتاب هم - جدای از صحنه های جنسی و اموزشایی جنسی که تو قالب اموزش یه دختر جوون و تبدیل اون به یه لیبرتین مطرح
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Mizuki
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great
This is the only Marquis de Sade's book which I managed to read from the start to the end.

As usual, de Sade gave us a lot of things to wonder about, although sometime the story drags on and on because de Sade loves to insert pages after pages of philosophic speeches in between sex scenes (and oh boy those sex scenes are as weird and dry as they can get). Sure as hell a lot of stuff de Sade mentioned and suggested are highly questionable, but I admire his boldness nonetheless. And the ending...i
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Amaranta
Apr 02, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: francesi
Mi aspettavo esattamente quello che ho letto. Faccio fatica sempre e comunque a considerare questo tipo di libri come letteratura. E se penso che si parla di " filosofia" mi immagino Platone a rivoltarsi nella tomba. Indubbiamente uno scritto caustico, polemico e dissacrante per l'epoca in cui venne scritto. L'ho trovato noioso nelle scene erotiche e ripetitivo.
Shawn
And so we come to the finale of my Sade reading project (that included, for context, Sade A Sudden Abyss by Annie Le Brun and The Sadeian Woman And the Ideology of Pornography by Angela Carter). I use these reviews as memory aids and sometimes as short essays to work out ideas, so it took me awhile to corral my thoughts into something coherent, but I apologize if I ramble. I'm no academic and I find that a great deal of headway can be made in encompassing a larger view of the world by actually embracing humility (while keeping one's critical senses sharp).

Short version - probably a good introd
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Jessica
Interesting from an academic point of view, otherwise not my cup of tea. He is rather tedious and repetative and reminds me of Madonna circa 1991 - you know, always testing the limits of just how far he can go to outrage people.... I think the translation is very interesting - modern and accessible.
Stratos
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Γεγονός είναι ότι καλύτερα να ζεις παρά να διαβάζεις τέτοιου είδους φιλοσοφίες! Βαρετό ανούσιο....
Laetitia
Warning: explicit content ;)

Yeah.. Well, what can I say? I had to read this book for a course ('History of gender and sexuality'), belonging to my minor. The teacher 'warned' us in advance; he said reading the book might require some 'open mindedness'/'benevolence' - he also said it was kind of a mental attack/violation, or something like that. Well, I think it kind of was.
We read about a young girl, Eugénie, visiting her friend mme De Saint-Anges, with the goal to get 'educated'. Mme De Saint-
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Po Po
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edited March 27, 2015.

Dear bookclub,

I am so sorry!!

Where to begin? This book is a monster. Not because of its length, but because of the depths of its depravity.

There is graphic buggery on every page. There are plenty of anti-mom sentiments. And also anti-family propaganda. We are told that the greatest pleasure in life is buggery-- and not hetero-buggery between man and woman-- but homo-buggery of man with boy. This is supposedly because of natural inclination and because (a) males have a more
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Sherrymoon
Ich habe hier bei amazon eine Sammelausgabe gedownloadet, wo mehrere Werke von De Sade enthalten sind, unter anderem auch "Die 120 Tage von Sodom",wozu ich sagen muss dass ich Pier Pasolinis Verfilmung vor etwa 30 Jahren im Kino gesehen habe, und da gab es doch so schockierende Inhalte, dass ich mir eine Zeitlang nachher wünschte, den Film nicht gesehen zu haben.
Nun zu Philosophie im Boudoir.
Es liest sich nicht schlecht. Das Lob des Analverkehrs als den höchsten der Genüsse und generell die Verh
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S.P. Aruna
Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
I used to think the Marquis de Sade was a sadist, because the term was derived from his name. But no, he is much more, and the label he assigns himself fits him perfectly - a libertine. He is against every law, every rule, every social taboo. in other words: ANYTHING GOES! Incest, abortion, blasphemy, thievery, even murder...do whatever you want, whatever comes naturally. Surprisingly, his philosophy, while outrageous, is well-articulated, even convincing at times.

For those who enjoy erotica, I
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Vladdan Oc
No apto para mentes pequeñas.

Más allá de lo erótico y perverso (o degenerado) del libro, la filosofía y política de las que nos habla dan mucho en lo que pensar.
Ioannis Savvas
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Ποιος θα φανταζόταν ότι βαθιά φιλοσοφικά ζητήματα θα μπορούσαν πραγματικά να συζητούνται στην κρεβατοκάμαρα, μεταξύ θεωρίας και πράξης. Ευφυές και ευφάνταστο!
Marie
It's really hard to rate this as personally I don't agree with Donatien-Alphonse-Francois de Sade's views but personally it helped me to understand the world of moral relativism that influenced authors as Flaubert and in some way is related to the view of authors as Baudelaire even if the later one tends to condemn such behaviour. Besides this, I have to say that the erotic narrative is nothing but totally ridiculous, not even scandalous once you read Dolmancé's arguments that lack of everything ...more
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Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) 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 kn
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“What does one want when one is engaged in the sexual act? That everything around you give you its utter attention, think only of you, care only for you...every man wants to be a tyrant when he fornicates.” 118 likes
“Amigos mios, ha llegado la hora de darnos cuenta de que la moral debería ser la base de la religión y no esta la base de la moral” 11 likes
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