Dark eros : the imagination of sadism

by Thomas Moore

Book, 1990

Status

Available

Call number

PL

Call number

PL

Publication

Dallas, Tex. : Spring Publications, 1990.

Physical description

190 p.; 22 cm

Local notes

he author of the National Bestsellers Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, and The Soul of Sex turns to the shadow side of loving and therapy: its cruelties, perversions, and appalling tortures.
In Dark Eros, Thomas Moore shines a new light on the dark fictions of the Marquis de Sade to learn what they teach about the horrors hidden in the human heart, revealing the poetic and imaginitive powers that lie within violence and sexual victimization. By returning to the paradox of ancient medicineĀ—the cause of a disease is its very cureĀ—Thomas Moore opens the way through sadism that affects family, education, love affairs, the work place and politics.

User reviews

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Sometimes Moore stretches the point, but essentially he is looking at De Sade as a means to access our shadow selves. There are probably better role models for this (Harry Haller, perhaps?) but Moore is clear that he does not take Sade as a role model, only as an impetus for discussion.

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