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Must We Burn Sade?

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The Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) has been labeled everything from a sadomasochistic pornographer (The 120 Days of Sodom) to the fiction writer responsible for the ideas that led to the Nazi death camps.

Must We Burn Sade? peels away the negative legacy that has shrouded Sade for too long. Deepak Narang Sawhney points out that "Sade's legacy has been neglected, recreated,
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Paperback, 262 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Humanity Books
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Alex Obrigewitsch
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it
As a previous reviewer has noted, this collection of essays is of mixed value. It implies, or should implie, a familiarity with the foundational theoretical studies of Sade (I am thinking here of those by Bataille, Blanchot, Klossowski, and de Beauvoir) - a prior understanding of these can help to elucidate thwse texts (many being based entirely off of them) or else even refuted by them (thus rendering some of these texts invalidated). In the end, it comes down to the purpose you have for ...more
Young_girl
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A silent crowd of four follows John like a priest walking in circles, and hits all his dead ends. Always something elsewhere more appealing than here. But by the time he gets there, elsewhere becomes just the same.
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من کتابی با همین عنوان دارم ترجمه می کنم از سیمون دوبوآر در مورد مارکی دو ساد. مقاله ای از ساد را در مایند موتور چاپ کردم. و حالا قرار است این کتاب نه چندان مفصل را هم ترجمه کنم که به صورت الکترونیکی منشتر خواهد شد. البته کتاب سیمون دوبوآر نه این کتاب را.
Jeremy
Jan 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, philosophy
Sort of a mixed bag. A few good articles, a few bad ones. Still probably worth the read for people with a serious interest in Sade.
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