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


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  • The arched ceilinged, pillow-laden Med joint's backing up their date-friendly menu of shared plates with V-Day specials like snapper ceviche w/ orange salad, and the rum ice cream-abetted Chocolate and Coconut Marquise, which is best enjoyed backed by the decadent arrangements of de Sade.

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  • Ms. MacCarthy paints a lively portrait of Burne-Jones's circle, including the dark sides: John Ruskin with his preference for prepubescent girls, the poet Algernon Swinburne's enthusiasm for self-flagellation and de Sade.

    A Penchant for Dreaming

  • On the other hand, time stops and sluggish seconds plod forward in agonizingly slow motion when you're bent over, back aching, unsuccessfully trying to strap your squirming, screaming youngster into a car seat designed by de Sade.

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  • It's an impressively polished performance for a first hour-long show – featuring Freud, de Sade, atheism and a bit of ukulele – and marks out Pascoe as a significant new voice.

    Sara Pascoe vs Her Ego; Mark Watson: Do I Know You?; Gary Delaney: Purist; Laura Solon: The Owl of Steven

  • In the first known use of the phrase, de Sade wrote that the murder of the King must be followed by the "murder of God."

    Pornography and Deicide

  • The mutilation of the mother by the daughter near the end is sick beyond words, but de Sade is a beautiful writer.

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  • As for de Sade, I found Philosophy in the Bedroom to be more disturbing than 120 Days, although both could easily top this list.

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  • In The Philosophy of the Boudoir, de Sade wrote that the murder of King Louis XVI was insufficient to bring about the desired revolutionary freedom.

    Pornography and Deicide

  • Then we come to de Sade, who gave the world "Bumcleaver."

    Not much fun

  • For my money, the most underrated slice of fantastique of the year, melding Poe, de Sade and the whole of surrealist cinema; this resonated in my dreams for a whole week.

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