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Title:La Littérature et le mal
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Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Literary criticism, Essays, France, French literature

La Littérature et le mal by Georges Bataille

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La Littérature et le mal p Literature is not innocent Bataille declares in the preface to this unique collection of literary profiles It is guilty and should admit itself so The word the flesh and the devil are explored by this extraordinary intellect in the work of eight outstanding authors Emily Bront Baudelaire Blake Michelet Kafka Proust Genet and De Sade p p Born in France in b Georges Bataille b was a radical philosopher novelist and critic whose writings continue to exert a vital influence on today s literature and thought p

  • Story of the Eye

    This book Home Decor Library - Story of the Eye - Only Georges Bataille could write of an eyeball removed from a corpse that the caress of the eye over the skin is so utterly so extraordinarily gentle and the s...

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  • Erotism: Death and Sensuality

    This book Home Decor Library - Erotism: Death and Sensuality - Taboo and sacrifice transgression and language death and sensuality Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original often startling perspective He challe...

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  • The Accursed Share 1: Consumption

    This book Home Decor Library - The Accursed Share 1: Consumption - The three volumes of The Accursed Share address what Georges Bataille sees as the paradox of utility namely if being useful means serving a further end then the...

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  • Blue of Noon

    This book Home Decor Library - Blue of Noon - Set against the backdrop of Europe s slide into Fascism this twentieth century erotic classic takes the reader on a dark journey through the psyche of the pre w...

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  • Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-39

    This book Home Decor Library - Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-39 - Since the publication of Visions of Excess in there has been an explosion of interest in the work of Georges Bataille The French surrealist continues to be impo...

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  • My Mother/Madame Edwarda/The Dead Man

    This book Home Decor Library - My Mother/Madame Edwarda/The Dead Man - i My Mother i is a unique i bildungsroman i of a young man s sexual initiation and corruption by his mother i Publishers Weekly i . i My Mother Madame Edwarda a...

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  • Literature and Evil

    This book Home Decor Library - Literature and Evil - Literature is not innocent Bataille declares in the preface to this unique collection of literary profiles It is guilty and should admit itself so The word the ...

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  • The Tears of Eros

    This book Home Decor Library - The Tears of Eros - i Tears of Eros i is the culmination of Georges Bataille s inquiries into the relationship between violence and the sacred Taking up such figures as Giles de Ra...

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  • Theory of Religion

    This book Home Decor Library - Theory of Religion - Theory of Religion brings to philosophy what Bataille s earlier book The Accursed Share brought to anthropology and history namely an analysis based on notions ...

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  • The Impossible

    This book Home Decor Library - The Impossible - In a philosophical erotic narrative an essay on poetry and in poems Georges Bataille pursues his guiding concept the impossible The narrator engages in a journe...

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Story of the Eye, The Accursed Share 1: Consumption, Blue of Noon, Erotism: Death and Sensuality, Theory of Religion, The Tears of Eros, The Impossible, Literature and Evil, Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-39, My Mother/Madame Edwarda/The Dead Man
Only Georges Bataille could write of an eyeball removed from a corpse that the caress of the eye over the skin is so utterly so extraordinarily gentle and the sensation is so bizarre that it has something of a rooster s horrible crowing Bataille has been called a metaphysician of evil specializing in blasphemy profanation and horror br br i Story of the Eye i written in is his best known work it is unashamedly surrealistic both disgusting and fascinating and packed with seemingly endless violations It s something of an underground classic rediscovered by each new generation Most recently the Icelandic pop singer Bj rk Gu dmundsd ttir cites i Story of the Eye i as a major inspiration she made a music video that alludes to Bataille s erotic uses of eggs and she plans to read an excerpt for an album br br Warning i Story of the Eye i is graphically sexual and is only for adults who are not easily offended, Since the publication of Visions of Excess in there has been an explosion of interest in the work of Georges Bataille The French surrealist continues to be important for his groundbreaking focus on the visceral the erotic and the relation of society to the primeval This collection of prewar writings remains the volume in which Batailles s positions are most clearly forcefully and obsessively put forward This book challenges the notion of a closed economy predicated on utility production and rational consumption and develops an alternative theory that takes into account the human tendency to lose destroy and waste This collection is indispensible for an understanding of the future as well as the past of current critical theory Georges Bataille a librarian by profession was founder of the French review Critique He is the author of several books including Story of the Eye The Accused Share Erotism and The Absence of Myth, i My Mother i is a unique i bildungsroman i of a young man s sexual initiation and corruption by his mother i Publishers Weekly i br br i My Mother Madame Edwarda and The Dead Man i comprises three short pieces of erotic prose that fuse elements of sex and spirituality in a highly personal vision of the flesh They present a world of sensation in which only the vaulting demands of disruptive excess and the anguish of heightened awareness can combat the stultifying world of reason and social order Each of the narratives contains a sense of intoxication and insanity so carefully delineated by the author that it seems to infect the reader br br Philosopher novelist and critic i Georges Bataille i is a major figure in twentieth century literature whose startling and original ideas increasingly exert a vital influence on the shaping of thought language and experience Best known outside France for the vertiginous sexual delirium of his short novel i Story of the Eye i the vast scope of Bataille s interests and intellect made him a major force in many spheres br br Bataille s essays range over such diverse topics as economics psychoanalysis Marxism yoga and anthropology His critical essays i Literature and Evil i and his complex meditations on the dark coupling of sex and death i Eroticism i are both available from Marion Boyars Bataille s available fiction includes i L Abb C i a twisted document detailing the holy horrors of sex and i Blue of Noon i now an established modern classic in its seventh printing, Theory of Religion brings to philosophy what Bataille s earlier book The Accursed Share brought to anthropology and history namely an analysis based on notions of excess and expenditure Bataille brilliantly defines religion as so many different attempts to respond to the universe s relentless generosity Framed within his original theory of generalized economics and based on his masterly reading of archaic religious activity Theory of Religion constitutes along with The Accursed Share the most important articulation of Bataille s work br br Georges Bataille founder of the French review Critique wrote fiction and essays on a wide range of topics His books in English translation include Story of the Eye Blue of Noon Literature and Evil Manet and Erotism Robert Hurley is the translator of The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault and cotranslator of Anti Oedipus by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari Distributed for Zone Books