Byron and Sade are perhaps the two greatest inspirations of our moderns  

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In 1843 in La Revue des Deux Mondes, in an article with the title “Some Truths Concerning the Current Situation in Literature” famed critic Sainte-Beuve wrote that Byron and Sade "are perhaps the two greatest inspirations of our moderns, the first openly and visibly, the second clandestinely, but not very."

«  j’oserai affirmer, sans crainte d’être démenti, que Byron et de Sade (je demande pardon du rapprochement) ont peut-être été les deux plus grands inspirateurs de nos modernes, l’un affiché et visible, l’autre clandestin – pas trop clandestin. En lisant certains de nos romanciers en vogue, si vous voulez le fond du coffre, l’escalier secret de l’alcôve, ne perdez jamais cette dernière clé ».
"I would dare affirm, without fear of being contradicted, that Byron and Sade (I beg pardon for mentioning them in the same sentence) have perhaps been the two greatest inspirers of our moderns, the one visibly advertised and displayed as such (affiché et visible), the other in a clandestine manner, yet not too clandestine. In reading certain of our writers (romanciers) now in vogue, never forget this key if you wish to get to the bottom of the treasure-chest and discover the secret stairway to the well-hidden boudoir."--tr. [1]

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