Category Archives: Marquis de Sade

The Anti-Sade

One of de La Bretonne’s aspirations was to dethrone de Sade as the King of French Erotica. To do that de la Bretone was attempting to create a new genre in which he meant for voluptuousness to replace cruelty. Ideally de … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Libertine

“He is not a pretty baby… but do not fear him,” said the nurse. Mirabeau’s father had his own opinion. From 1777 till 1780 he had his son locked up at the Chateau of Vincennes. Mirabeau’s maternal cousin was also … Continue reading

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