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Philosophy in the Boudoir by Marquis de Sade
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October 28, 2009 – Shelved
Started Reading
December 7, 2009 – Finished Reading
August 7, 2016 – Shelved as: transgressive
September 4, 2016 – Shelved as: classics-project
December 5, 2017 – Shelved as: transgressive-literature

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Rachel No, I think De Sade believed his own philosophy. There are a lot of things in his books that are tongue in cheek, and a lot of things he is mocking, but whenever the characters go off on those random, vitriolic tirades on philosophy, I believe that De Sade believes himself.

He's a madman. He's a madman but his viewpoint cannot be dismissed.


message 2: by Ben (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ben Lovegrove Did Burroughs actually read de Sade? He said he found it "heavy going". I'm a fan of both, but I think Burroughs had other influences.


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