Sade And The Narrative Of Transgression by David B. AllisonSade And The Narrative Of Transgression by David B. Allison

Sade And The Narrative Of Transgression

EditorDavid B. Allison, Mark S. Roberts, Allen S. Weiss

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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This major collection of essays on the Marquis de Sade encompasses a wide range of critical approaches to his oeuvre, now made available to English-language readers for the first time. It focuses on several contemporary areas of interest: the explicitly libidinal components of Sade's work and the effects they engender, the textual and narrative apparatus that supports these operations, the ethical and political concerns that arise from them, and the problematic issues surrounding the conceptual closure of representation. Sade is placed at the center of current debates in literary and philosophical criticism, feminist and gender theory, aesthetics, rhetoric, and eighteenth-century French cultural history.
David B. Allison is professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the editor of the groundbreaking anthology "The New Nietzsche."
Title:Sade And The Narrative Of TransgressionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521032318

ISBN - 13:9780521032315

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The use value of D. A. F. Sade (An open letter to my current comrades) Georges Bataille; 2. Sade, or the philosopher-villain Pierre Klossowski; 3. Libidinal economy in Sade and Klossowski Jean-François 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 Hénaff; 8. 'Sex', or, the misfortunes of literature Dalia Judovitz; 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. Fantasizing Juliette Chantal Thomas; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'This excellent collection of essays merits closer consideration by advanced specialists. In addition to making classical texts on Sade published in French available to the English reader, the text offers an updated perspective on more recent scholarship.' French Review