Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History Hardcover – 29 Mar 1979
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'Few women would feel inclined to treat the Marquis de Sade with affectionate familiarity. But Angela Carter is neither ordinary nor timid. The tone is one of intellectual relish ... rational ... refined ... witty' NEW STATESMAN 'The boldest of English women writers' LORNA SAGE --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Angela Carter's highly acclaimed polemic enlisting the Marquis de Sade in an argument about women's sexual freedom --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Readers who enjoy Carter's fiction will see that the character of Justine who serves as a version of the perfect woman, appears and reappears in many of her works of fiction. Carter personifies De Sade's imagination into the molested and tortured woman, the celebrity victim, and Hollywood starlet.
Pornography it seems is not the enemy of women, but merely a reduction of sex to its formal elements. The arguement that pornography can be empowering is difficult to reconcile, and I am not sure I agree, but the idea is certainly thought provoking.