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(The Conversation)   During his lifetime he was found guilty of sodomy, rape, torturing a beggar woman, imprisoning six children in his chateau, and poisoning five prostitutes with "Spanish fly." Other than that, was the Marquis de Sade really such a bad guy?   (theconversation.com) divider line
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2020-09-25 10:40:23 AM  
If he actually indulged any of the scenarios in _120 Days of Sodom_, yes he was.
 
2020-09-25 10:52:31 AM  
Old school Republican.
 
2020-09-25 11:41:50 AM  

dionysusaur: If he actually indulged any of the scenarios in _120 Days of Sodom_, yes he was.

But they were penned behind bars and are the products of an incarcerated imagination - not accounts of his personal life and crimes.

 
2020-09-25 11:59:45 AM  
He was an Enigma.

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2020-09-25 12:56:49 PM  
He spent about 32 years in prison, mostly due to a spiteful mother-in-law and a willing monarch, so there wasn't much time for debauchery. Much of his work was penned post-revolution when it was beneficial for him to portray the nobility as bloodthirsty sex fiends. I believe it earned him the right to sit on a citizen's tribunal in judgment of the aforementioned spiteful mother-in-law who he, oddly enough, did not have beheaded or imprisoned. Talk about awkward family gatherings...
 
2020-09-25 12:59:50 PM  

PaulRB: Old school Republican.


Citizen Sade sat on the far left of the Assemblee nationale. He was many, many things, but he wasn't a reactionary.
 
2020-09-25 1:08:21 PM  
Admit it, folks. Halfway through reading the Tagline, you were wondering what red district he represents in the Senate.
 
2020-09-25 1:08:31 PM  
Still a better love story that Twilight.
 
2020-09-25 1:18:04 PM  

twistedknickers: He spent about 32 years in prison, mostly due to a spiteful mother-in-law and a willing monarch, so there wasn't much time for debauchery. Much of his work was penned post-revolution when it was beneficial for him to portray the nobility as bloodthirsty sex fiends. I believe it earned him the right to sit on a citizen's tribunal in judgment of the aforementioned spiteful mother-in-law who he, oddly enough, did not have beheaded or imprisoned. Talk about awkward family gatherings...


There's a whole genre of French scandalous nobility novels penned in the aftermath of the revolution. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuse is the epitome of that kind of novel. de Sade's are essentially just the wank mag equivalent.
 
2020-09-25 1:23:31 PM  

propasaurus: dionysusaur: If he actually indulged any of the scenarios in _120 Days of Sodom_, yes he was.

But they were penned behind bars and are the products of an incarcerated imagination - not accounts of his personal life and crimes.


I am aware - my imagination is going unhealthy places in my unemployed state, too.  My answer was based on an IF.
 
2020-09-25 1:38:03 PM  
His wife had a really good singing voice, though.

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2020-09-25 1:46:16 PM  

MikeyFuccon: PaulRB: Old school Republican.

Citizen Sade sat on the far left of the Assemblee nationale. He was many, many things, but he wasn't a reactionary.

During his lifetime he was found guilty of sodomy, rape, torturing a beggar woman, imprisoning six children in his chateau, and poisoning five prostitutes with "Spanish fly."


I don't know.  Sounds Republican to me.
 
2020-09-25 1:48:28 PM  

PaulRB: MikeyFuccon: PaulRB: Old school Republican.

Citizen Sade sat on the far left of the Assemblee nationale. He was many, many things, but he wasn't a reactionary.

During his lifetime he was found guilty of sodomy, rape, torturing a beggar woman, imprisoning six children in his chateau, and poisoning five prostitutes with "Spanish fly."

I don't know.  Sounds Republican to me.


They were female not male.
 
2020-09-25 1:57:44 PM  
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2020-09-25 2:15:57 PM  
He didn't bring enough gum for everybody.
 
2020-09-25 2:57:16 PM  
Until I saw the words Marquis de Sade, I expected a new Cosby trial would bring up all these additional charges.
 
2020-09-25 3:15:59 PM  

turboke: This might be relevant to your interests if you've come into this thread. (Movie is NSFW)

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Great movie!
 
2020-09-25 3:49:17 PM  
My boss calls me that sometimes...
 
2020-09-25 6:44:29 PM  
Wanted in 14 counties of this state the condemned is found guilty of the crimes of murder, armed robbery of citizens, state banks, and post offices, the theft of sacred objects, arson in a state prison ,perjury, bigamy, deserting his wife and children ,inciting prostitution, kidnapping, extortion ,receiving stolen goods, selling stolen goods, passing counterfeit money, and contrary to the laws of this state ,the condemned is guilty of using...
Therefore, according to the powers vested in us we sentence the accused here before us Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez...-known as the "Rat"-...and any other aliases he might have to hang by the neck until dead.
May God have mercy on his soul. Proceed!
 
2020-09-26 12:32:33 AM  
...and one moving violation.

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2020-09-26 5:21:04 AM  
i still celebrate his name most weekends.
 
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