The Sadeian woman : an exercise in cultural history
by Carter, Angela, 1940-1992.
|Format:||Print Book 2001|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Available for the first time from Penguin, Angela Carter's unconventional classic work on sexual politics"Sexuality is power." So says the Marquis de Sade, philosopher and pornographer. His virtuous Justine, who keeps to the rules, is rewarded with rape and humiliation; his Juliette, Justine's triumphantly monstrous antithesis, viciously exploits her sexuality.With brilliance and wit, Angela Carter takes on these outrageous figments of de Sade's extreme imagination and transforms them into symbols of our time: The Hollywood sex goddesses, mothers and daughters, pornography, even the sacred shrines of sex and marriage lie devastatingly exposed before our eyes.
-- marquis de,
Erotic literature, French -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- France -- History -- 18th century.
French literature -- Psychological aspects.
Sex (Psychology) in literature.
Women -- Psychology.
|Publisher|| New York :Penguin Books,2001
|Other Titles|| Sadeian woman and the ideology of pornography
154 pages ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references: pages -154.
|ISBN||0140298614 (pbk.) :