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Thinking With Demons: Sade, Flaubert, Lacenaire

Wall, G. (2007) Thinking With Demons: Sade, Flaubert, Lacenaire. Cambridge Quarterly, 36 (2). pp. 101-128. ISSN 0008-199X

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Abstract

In this article we are invited to observe that eighteenth century demon, the Marquis de Sade, as he dwells in the mind of that eminently lucid nineteenth century dreamer, Gustave Flaubert. The emergent bourgeois soul, shackled by strict new imperatives of moral propriety, engenders an imaginary aristrocrat to act out its sullen and undemocratic fantasies of supreme power, material luxury and sexual pleasure. The subsequent contortions are hideously and instructively comic.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > English and Related Literature (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2009 09:40
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2009 09:40
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/camqtly/bfl030
Status: Published
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Identification Number: 10.1093/camqtly/bfl030
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5831

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