Sade and the Narrative of Transgression

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-06-01
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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This major collection of essays on the Marquis de Sade encompasses a wide range of critical approaches to his Å"uvre, including some of the most celebrated texts in Sade scholarship. It focuses on several distinctly contemporary areas of interest: the explicitly libidinal components of Sade's work and the effects they engender, the textual and narrative apparatus which supports these operations, the ethical and political concerns which arise from them, and the problematic issues surrounding the conceptual closure of representation. Sade is placed at the centre of current debates in literary and philosophical criticism, feminist and gender theory, aesthetics, rhetoric and eighteenth-century French cultural history, and this volume will be of interest to a wide range of readers across these disciplines.

Table of Contents

1. The use value of D. A. F. Sade Georges Bataille
2 Sade or the philosopher-villain Pierre Klossowski
3. Libidinal economy in Sade and Klossowski Jean-Franç
ois Lyotard
4. A political minimalist Philippe Roger
5. The Society of the Friends of Crime Alphonso Lingis
6. Sade, mothers and other women Jane Gallop
7. The encyclopedia of excess Marcel Hé
8. 'Sex' or, the misfortunes of literature Dalia Judowitz
9. Structures of exchange, acts of transgression Allen S. Weiss
10. Gender and narrative possibilities Nancy K. Miller
11. Sade's literary space Lawrence Schehr
12. Fantasising Juliette Chantal Thomas

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