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Marquis de Sade


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)


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  • Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade 1740-1814, commonly called the Marquis de Sade, wrote novels describing sexual satisfaction derived from inflicting pain or degradation on others.

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  • The Marquis de Sade was a brilliant publicist, and his warning caused great consternation in England; despite all the denials, people in every part of England were able to hear the newts drilling into the ground beneath their feet.

    The War with the Newts

  • Sadism was named for the 18th century Frenchman Donatien-Alphonse-François De Sade, aka the Marquis de Sade, while masochism drew its name from an Austrian aristocrat, Chevalier Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, a contemporary of Krafft-Ebing's.

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  • Or, say, you can consider the ambiguous pleasures of the trial in Paris in 1956, to determine whether to allow the republication of four novels by the Marquis de Sade.

    Paris, home of the avant-garde

  • Not in the Marquis de Sade way, but as an instrument of policy in lieu of imprisonment.

    Illogical But Not Unjust

  • The children spend their days ­tending the graveyard, where Christie gradually comes to credit Barnaby's fears about his uncle—an epicurean whose favorite author is the Marquis de Sade.

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  • He is to propriety what the Marquis de Sade was to chastity.

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  • Who thinks of submission as therapy -- other than perhaps the Marquis de Sade?

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  • On occasion they face peril, if not great inconvenience: wind spouts, branchless trees, and imprisonment in geometrically structured environments that resemble Versailles tended to by Le Corbusier and the Marquis de Sade.

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  • The fact that Sirner's contemporary, Karl Marx, despised The Ego and His Own a manically enthusiastic Hegelian tract one imagines Stirner madly scribbling away at, the Marquis de Sade busy doing same in the cell next door surely sealed the deal.

    Stephen J. Gertz: The Most Provocative, Revolutionary, Dangerous and Radical Book Ever Written


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