Barthes. Sade. Rococo
In this context «the time of Barthes» is the 18th century, it is the time of Rococo and Marquis de Sade. In his book Sade, Fourier, Loyola, Barthes calls Sade a logothet, a founder of language. He describes a system and defines principles of Sade’s writing. One of the themes, namely a «sensual pleasure of classification», specifies a relation of Marquis de Sade’s writing to the Rocail. In this article I will address two questions: Does the text of Marquis de Sade maintain the Rocail spirit? and, Whether Rococo could be seen and perceived through the lens of the Sadian text?
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