Link of the week

IMG_8850_resizedHaving called Sade an unlikely poster boy for women’s liberation in my review of “Khomeini, Sade and Me” last week, I thought this week  might be a good time to look at the Marquis a little bit more closely.

First up, a longer feature on the man from the Smithsonian Magazine, for which the author also visited the descendants of the controversial libertine.

Who Was the Marquis de Sade? by Tony Perottet

Next, a text from The Independent examining Sade’s influence on 19th and 20th century thinkers and contemporary French philosopher Michel Onfray’s withering critique of the Marquis.

Marquis de Sade: rebel, pervert, rapist…hero? by John Lichfield





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