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The Sadeian Woman Angela Carter

The Sadeian Woman By Angela Carter

The Sadeian Woman by Angela Carter


$17.99
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Summary

Angela Carter's highly acclaimed polemic enlisting the Marquis de Sade in an argument about women's sexual freedom

The Sadeian Woman Summary

The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History by Angela Carter

Sexuality is power' - so says the Marquis de Sade, philosopher and pornographer extraordinaire. His virtuous Justine keeps to the rules laid down by men, her reward rape and humiliation; his Juliette, Justine's triumphantly monstrous antithesis, viciously exploits her sexuality. In a world where all tenderness is false, all beds are minefields.

But now Sade has met his match.

With invention and genius, Angela Carter takes on these outrageous figments of his 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. Angela Carter delves into the viscera of our distorted sexuality and reveals a dazzling vision of love which admits neither of conqueror nor of conquered.

The Sadeian Woman Reviews

'Few women would feel inclined to treat the Marquis de Sade with affectionate familiarity. But Angela Carter is neither ordinary nor timid. The tone is one of intellectual relish ... rational ... refined ... witty' NEW STATESMAN 'The boldest of English women writers' LORNA SAGE

About Angela Carter

One of Britain's most original writers, Angela Carter was highly lauded for her novels, short stories and journalism. She died in February 1992.

Additional information

GOR005142799
9781844083770
1844083772
The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History by Angela Carter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
20061005
192
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