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Description - The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction by John Phillips

Were it not for the Marquis de Sade's explicit use of language and complete disregard for the artificially constructed taboos of a religious morality he despised, the novelty and profundity of his thought, and above all, its fundamental modernity, would have long since secured him a place alongside the greatest authors and thinkers of the European Enlightenment. This Very Short Introduction aims to disentangle the 'real' Marquis de Sade from his mythical and demonic reputation of the past two hundred years. Phillips examines Sade's life and work: his libertine novels, his championing of atheism, and his uniqueness in bringing the body and sex back into philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192804693
ISBN-10: 0192804693
Format: Paperback
(175mm x 113mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Phillips

John Phillips is Professor of French Literature and Culture at London Metropolitan University. He is the author of a number of books on French literature, including Forbidden Fictions: Pornography and Censorship in Twentieth-Century French Literature and Sade: The Libertine Novels. He is currently co-editing The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature for Routledge.

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