The Sadeian Woman
Sexuality is power' - so says the Marquis de Sade, philosopher and pornographer extraordinaire. His virtuous Justine keeps to the rules laid down by men, her reward rape and humiliation; his Juliette, Justine's triumphantly monstrous antithesis, viciously exploits her sexuality. In a world where all tenderness is false, all beds are minefields.
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Review: The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of PornographyUser Review - Liz - Goodreads
I need to read this again. I do love the way Carter can write on such a topic--rather than academy-speak, her language remains round and volumptious as in her novels. Read full review