The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History
Available for the first time from Penguin, Angela Carter's unconventional classic work on sexual politics"Sexuality is power." So says the Marquis de Sade, philosopher and pornographer. His virtuous Justine, who keeps to the rules, is rewarded with rape and humiliation; his Juliette, Justine's triumphantly monstrous antithesis, viciously exploits her sexuality.With brilliance and wit, Angela Carter takes on these outrageous figments of de Sade's extreme imagination and transforms them into symbols of our time: The Hollywood sex goddesses, mothers and daughters, pornography, even the sacred shrines of sex and marriage lie devastatingly exposed before our eyes.
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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