Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade

Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade

BY Jean-Pascal Hesse

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Man of letters, philosopher, and politician, the Marquis de Sade is one of the most controversial figures since the eighteenth century, but recently psychology, theater, cinema, and literary criticism have shed new light on his life and works.
Lacoste Castle in the South of France, one of the properties of the Sade family, became the refuge of the Marquis between periods of incarceration.
Thanks to the Sade family opening its archives for the first time, historian Jean-Pascal Hesse examines Sade’s story through previously unpublished documents and imagery and walks in the Marquis’ footsteps in his beloved château.

About the Author
Originally from the region of Lacoste, historian Jean-Pascal Hesse is the author of a number of books, including Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation (2010), Maxim’s: Mirror of Parisian Life (2011), and The Palais Bulles (2012), all in close collaboration with Pierre Cardin and published by Assouline.
He also serves on the Paris city council, and directs cultural events for the mayor of the 16th arrondissement.

On April 3rd, Assouline launched Sade: L'Amant des Lumières in its Paris boutique, rue Bonaparte.

Le Mot et la Chose (France) - "Sade, l’amant des lumières, Assouline", June 18th, 2014
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WWD - "Smooth Operator: Tome Sheds New Light on Marquis de Sade", April 16th, 2014
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Vogue (France) - "200 ans après sa disparition, un beau livre (re)découvre le Marquis de Sade", April 8th, 2014
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TV5 Monde (France) - "Les Cent Vingt Journées de Sodome, Evangile du Mal signé Sade", April 3rd, 2014
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ActuaLitté (France) - "Le marquis de Sade en Famille, pour le Bicentenaire de son Décès", April 2nd, 2014
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Stiletto (France) - "Sade: Le Maudit Sublime", March 25th, 2014
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Le Parisien (France) - "Cardin a racheté le château de la Bête...", February 21st, 2014
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