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The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of Pornography Paperback – March 1, 2001

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About the Author

Angela Carter (1940 -1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140298614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140298611
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,228,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Angela Carter (1940-1992) was the author of many novels, collections of short stories, plays, and books for children.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By T. Baughman on December 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
Angela Carter (1940-1992) has written a feminist reading of the Marquis De Sade. Carter has also used the work of the Marquis as a springboard for her own insights on the relation of sexuality to power. She is able to demonstrate that sexuality is constructed not from gender but rather form a relationship between power and politics. A must-read feminist classic.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "popphoto" on August 26, 2001
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A very thoughtful book which puts Sade's work in a whole new light. Thoughtful, evenhanded and intelligent. This one is worth the read for anyone interested in going beyond the superficial with Sade. There is a lot of nonsensence about him -- finally, someone with something important to say!
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By Native Son on June 22, 2013
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I like this book. It speaks a lot about Marquis De Sade. It is practically a mini bio of him.
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8 of 56 people found the following review helpful By E. Ellis on August 4, 2005
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Angela Carter, is the premier feminist, but this book wasn't quite for me. I had no idea who Marquis de Sade was until I read this book, and I slightly wish I never had. Angela Carter tries to bring life to De Sade's female characters, which she does, but I just couldn't get passed the section where she talks of the women licking men's butts and being connisiuers of poop. Really, I just wish Marquis de Sade's work would be swept under some carpet and never be read.
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