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French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Walter Redfern

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The culmination of a lifetime's fascination with humour in all its forms, this book embraces an impressive span of authors and a broad range of topics in French literary humour. It considers diverse ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Harrison

in Circles of Censorship: Censorship and its Metaphors in French History, Literature, and Theory

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159094
eISBN:
9780191673481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159094.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Jean-Jacques Pauvert started publishing Sade's complete works in 1947. For a decade, however, these works were confiscated by the police until legal proceedings in 1956 were initiated against ... More


Pornography and Violence

Adam G. Cooper

in Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Pornography cultivates a cult of the flesh in which sex and the flesh are abstracted, etherealized, and finally destroyed. De Sade's vision of unlimited lust gives way to a pornocracy in which ... More


Conclusion

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This concluding chapter returns to the question of ethics, using a lyric by Gulhem IX, the first troubadour, to illustrate how courtly texts instantiate an ethics grounded in renunciation. It then ... More


Counter-Censorship

Nicholas Harrison

in Circles of Censorship: Censorship and its Metaphors in French History, Literature, and Theory

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159094
eISBN:
9780191673481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159094.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his book on Sade, Roland Barthes expresses that the greatest type of subversion or counter-censorship does not necessarily bring shocks to the law, the police, or to public opinion. Instead, it ... More


Conclusion: Tout dire

Nicholas Harrison

in Circles of Censorship: Censorship and its Metaphors in French History, Literature, and Theory

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159094
eISBN:
9780191673481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159094.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

By asserting how the right to communicate opinions and thoughts was ‘one of man's most precious rights’, the 1789 Déclaration des droits de l'home et du citoyen aided in making man into a citizen ... More


The Question of Humourlessness (Rousseau, Sade, God, and Brisset)

WALTER REDFERN

in French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Fully prepared to accept the idea of unconscious humour, though reluctant to believe in unmeant humour, the author of this chapter discusses humourlessness. Humourlessness seems to be the lack of an ... More


Unavowable Community

Leslie Hill

in Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers in turn the bonds of friendship linking Bataille, Klossowski, and Blanchot, the essays that each devoted to the others' work, and the shared, if paradoxical, intellectual ... More


The Inconsistency of Thought

Leslie Hill

in Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates Pierre Klossowski's challenging and idiosyncratic reworking of Nietzsche's doctrine of eternal return. It explores the writer's long-lasting but shifting engagement with the ... More


An Aesthetics of Transgressive Pornography

Michael Newall

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter targets works of literary pornography that achieve their primary effect, sexual arousal, in part by representing a particular kind of norm-breaking, namely the violation of social or ... More


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