A little painting from the end of the Old Regime perfectly
captures the essence of libertine literature. In Pierre-Antoine
Baudouin’s La Nuit [The Night] (ca.
1778) as in the masterpieces of eighteenth-century French erotic
fiction such as Crébillon’s Les Egarements du cœur et de
l’esprit [The Wayward Heart and Mind] (1735-1738),
Denon’s Point de lendemain [No Tomorrow] (1777)
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Ganofsky, Marine. "Libertine Fiction". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 September 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19554, accessed 19 May 2022.]
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