The 120 Days Of Sodom Or The Romance Of The School For Libertinage

Autore: marquis de Sade
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120 Days Of Sodom

Editore: Youcanprint
ISBN: 8892695843
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The extensive wars wherewith Louis XIV was burdened during his reign, while draining the State's treasury and exhausting the substance of the people, none the less contained the secret that led to the prosperity of a swarm of those bloodsuckers who are always on the watch for public calamities, which, instead of appeasing, they promote or invent so as, precisely, to be able to profit from them the more advantageously. The end of this so very sublime reign was perhaps one of the periods in the history of the French Empire when one saw the emergence of the greatest number of these mysterious fortunes whose origins are as obscure as the lust and debauchery that accompany them. It was toward the close of this period, and not long before the Regent sought, by means of the famous tribunal which goes under the name of the Chambre de Justice, to flush this multitude of traffickers, that four of them conceived the idea for the singular revels whereof we are going to give an account. One must not suppose that it was exclusively the low-born and vulgar sort which did this swindling; gentlemen of the highest note led the pack. The Duc de Blangis and his brother the Bishop of X***, each of whom had thuswise amassed immense fortunes, are in themselves solid proof that, like the others, the nobility neglected no opportunities to take this road to wealth. These two illustrious figures, through their pleasures and business closely associated with the celebrated Durcet and the Président de Curval, were the first to hit upon the debauch we propose to chronicle, and having communicated the scheme to their two friends, all four agreed to assume the major roles in these unusual orgies.

Merriam Webster S Encyclopedia Of Literature

Autore: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Editore: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877790426
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The Examined Life

Autore: John Kekes
Editore: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271044743
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A Critical Bibliography Of French Literature V4 18th C Supplement

Autore: Richard A. Brooks
Editore: Syracuse University Press
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The Marquis De Sade

Autore: Colette Verger Michael
Editore: Scholarly Title
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Register Of Prohibited Publications

Autore: Ireland. Censorship of Publications Board
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Catalogue G N Ral Des Livres Imprim S De La Biblioth Que Nationale

Autore: Bibliothèque Nationale
ISBN: 9782717701005
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The Autonomy Of Pleasure

Autore: James A. Steintrager
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540876
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What would happen if pleasure were made the organizing principle for social relations and sexual pleasure ruled over all? Radical French libertines experimented clandestinely with this idea during the Enlightenment. In explicit novels, dialogues, poems, and engravings, they wrenched pleasure free from religion and morality, from politics, aesthetics, anatomy, and finally reason itself, and imagined how such a world would be desirable, legitimate, rapturous—and potentially horrific. Laying out the logic and willful illogic of radical libertinage, this book ties the Enlightenment engagement with sexual license to the expansion of print, empiricism, the revival of skepticism, the fashionable arts and lifestyles of the Ancien Régime, and the rise and decline of absolutism. It examines the consequences of imagining sexual pleasure as sovereign power and a law-unto-itself across a range of topics, including sodomy, the science of sexual difference, political philosophy, aesthetics, and race. It also examines the roots of radical claims for pleasure in earlier licentious satire and their echoes in appeals for sexual liberation in the 1960s and beyond.