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Title: Roland Barthes' semiologische lezing van Sade
Subtitle: Sadisme als formalisme
Author(s): LAUWAERT, Lode
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 74 Issue: 3 Date: 2012
In his essays on Marquis de Sade, the French philosopher Roland Barthes pays attention to the literary characteristics of Sade’s prose, sadean eroticism and sadean society. The author clarifies Barthes’ interpretation of these aspects and argues that Barthes conceives a link between Sade’s literature, eroticism and society. It is argued that these aspects, according to Barthes, share the emptiness of their form.