I The Sublime and The Abject.
II Sade Pro and Contra Sade.
III Dark Enlightenment or Barbaric Science?
IV The Auschwitz Confessions.
V The Perverse Society.
Elissa Marder, Emory University
"This fascinating book takes us from the question of the origin of the perverse through its semiotic displacements in Christianity and libertinism, by way of Freud as a thinker of the dark Enlightenment, into the emergence of contemporary biocracy and genocide as delight in evil. Required reading for all studies of the history of consciousness."
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University