Bad Books: Retif de la Bretonne, Sexuality, and Pornography

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Bad Books reconstructs how the eighteenth-century French author Nicolas-Edme Retif de la Bretonne and his writings were at the forefront of the development of modern conceptions of sexuality and pornography. Although certain details are well known (for example, that Retif's 1769 treatise on prostitution, Le Pornographe, is the work from which the term pornography is derived, or that he was an avid foot and shoe fetishist), much of this story has been obscured and even forgotten including how the author actively worked to ...

Bad Books: Retif de la Bretonne, Sexuality, and Pornography 2015, University of Delaware Press, Cranbury

ISBN-13: 9781611495737

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Bad Books: Retif de la Bretonne, Sexuality, and Pornography 2012, University of Delaware Press, Cranbury

ISBN-13: 9781611494204

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