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Du bonheur dans sa relation au crime. Approche ethico-poetique du texte sadien

Abstract : In Sade's text, why is there crime rather than anything else? Probably because the verb to write is always already bound to the verb to kill, not contingently but essentially. The text tells of Nature in another way, and crime is nature's mode of existence: mechanical movement whose goal is always destruction. As an expression of nature, crime is perceived as what best expresses Man's heart, but more than that ... the human condition. Crime is the dramatization of the human condition, a condition marked by penance. Everywhere, simply by virtue of his existence, man is experiencing pain and suffering. His condition is tragic indeed; crime is fatal to him. Fatal because, in fine, crime appears as the only reality of existence. Living is necessarily experiencing crime. Misfortune drives people to crime. However, resisting crime makes it impossible to reach bliss. This is why, pragmatically, happiness implies the advent of the criminal, a man who has become nature, a man who has become pure unadulterated bestiality.
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Brice Koumba. Du bonheur dans sa relation au crime. Approche ethico-poetique du texte sadien. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 2010. Français. ⟨NNT : 2010NAN21020⟩. ⟨tel-01748855⟩

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