Must We Burn Sade?

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Oktober 1999



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. This intriguing collection of essays demonstrates that Sade's most important work concentrates on the constant battle in humanity between virtue and vice, which can only be resolved by the creative and destructive impulses of nature. Like no other writer before him, Sade shows that desire exists within the matrix of good and evil.This collection examines the literary, theatrical, political, social, and philosophical aspects of Sade's work, acquitting him of the false accusations and trials that have plagued his name and writing by revealing his influences and motivations and providing an understanding of society's fear of Sade. He demanded that we rethink our relationship to history, challenge traditional notions of fight and wrong, and see the world as it really is -- demands that come full circle as the contributors to this volume force us to rethink Sade. Included are essays by Kathy Acker, David Allison, Georges Bataille, Catherine Cusset, Lucienne Frappier-Mazur, Annie LeBrun, Alphonso Lingis, Stephen Pfohl, Philippe Sollers, and Alistair Welchman.


Deepak Narang Sawhney is professor of philosophy and faculty advisor at The Union Institute College of Undergraduate Studies in San Diego, CA. He is the editor of The Divine Sade.
EAN: 9781573927390
ISBN: 1573927392
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1999
Seitenanzahl: 262 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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