Track 1: Re-assessing the Marquis de Sade

A short introduction to this album.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Re-assessing the Marquis de Sade    A short introduction to this album. Play now Re-assessing the Marquis de Sade
2 The materialist philosophy    De Sade's status as a literary philosopher and his relationship to materialist philosophy is expertly analysed, along with several pertinent readings from his works. Play now The materialist philosophy
3 Normalising the abnormal    De Sade's works are filled with violent and sexual excess, but what are his motives for producing such provocative material? Shock, or something more? Play now Normalising the abnormal
4 De sade and the french revolution    How did the revolution inspire and inform de Sade's writing, if at all? The historical aspect and de Sade's personal experiences are analysed and explained. Play now De sade and the french revolution
5 Horror and imprisonment    Imprisoned for much of his adult life, de Sade's writings are rife with institutional motifs. This discussion highlights and explains principal autobiographical and fictional examples. Play now Horror and imprisonment