Marquis de Sade


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Noun1.Marquis de Sade - French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
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After its run at the Leventis Gallery in Nicosia, the play Quills will take the Limassol audience into the world of the Marquis de Sade on Wednesday.
The Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) is known best--in most cases only--for the highly violent and sexual scenes in his books, but Allen points out that these are interspersed with extended discourses on materialism, atheism, and crime.
1814: The Marquis de Sade, French aristocrat whose perverted lifestyle gave the word sadism to the language, died in an asylum.
Readers will be introduced to an irrepressible young woman named Zora Korteniemi, who combines traits of Pollyanna with those of the Marquis de Sade.
1740: The Marquis de Sade, French aristocrat whose lifestyle gave rise to the word sadism, was born in Paris.
BORN MARQUIS de Sade, philosopher, 1740 CHARLIE Watts, rock drummer, 1941, above SERGIO Aguero, footballer, 1988 DIED BO Diddley, US pop musician, 2008 REX Harrison, film actor, 1990, above EUGENE I, Italian pope, AD 657
1814: The Marquis de Sade, the French aristocrat whose perverted lifestyle gave the word sadism to the language, died in an asylum.
Libertines like Casanova and the Marquis de Sade bragged openly and proudly of their sexual exploits, many of which involved the degradation and abuse of children.
In all, the press published five volumes of writings and criticism pertaining to Sade: The Marquis de Sade: An Essay by Simone de Beauvoir with Selections from His Writings Chosen by Paul Dinnage (1953); Gilbert Lely's The Marquis de Sade, /\ Definitive Biography (trans.
He interprets the overtures from the three operas in terms of the Anglo/Scottish-French Enlightenment, presents the case for a masculine sub-style, considers the contradiction between women's absence from Enlightenment discourse and musical foregrounding in the operas, analyzes musical seduction in terms of emerging idealist theories of music, and addresses all seven finales with comparisons between Immanuel Kant's ethics and those of Marquis de Sade.
Regarded as a writer's writer notable for her distinguished personal history and freewheeling candor, she is a longtime contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and the author of more than a dozen volumes of fiction and nonfiction, including her latest historical novel, 'The Queen's Lover,' biographies of the Marquis de Sade and Simone Weil and the memoir 'Them,' about her mother (Tatiana Yakoleva, onetime lover and muse of the Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky) and her step-father (Alexander Liberman, legendary editorial director of Conde Nast).
His lyrics have always been filled with references that ranged from Shakespeare to the Marquis de Sade, from Edgar Allan Poe to James Joyce.