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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

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  • Erotism: Death and Sensuality

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  • Blue of Noon

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  • Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-39

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  • My Mother/Madame Edwarda/The Dead Man

    This book Home of eBook - 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

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  • The Tears of Eros

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The Tears of Eros, Story of the Eye, My Mother/Madame Edwarda/The Dead Man, Erotism: Death and Sensuality, Blue of Noon, Theory of Religion, Literature and Evil, Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-39
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 Rais Erzebet Bathory the Marquis de Sade El Greco Gustave Moreau Andre Breton Voodoo practitioners and Chinese torture victims Bataille reveals their common obsession death br br This essay illustrated with artwork from every era was developed out of ideas explored in i Erotism Death i and i Sexuality and Prehistoric Painting Lascaux or the Birth of Art i In it Bataille examines death the little death that follows sexual climax the proximate death in sadomasochistic practices and death as part of religious ritual and sacrifice br br Bataille is one of the most important writers of the century Michel Foucault br br Georges Bataille was born in Billom France in He was a librarian by profession Also a philosopher novelist and critic he was founder of the College of Sociology In Bataille began i Tears of Eros i and it was completed in his final work City Lights published two of his other works i Story of the Eye i and i The Impossible i Bataille died in br br br, 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, 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, Taboo and sacrifice transgression and language death and sensuality Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original often startling perspective He challenges any single discourse on the erotic The scope of his inquiry ranges from Emily Bronte to Sade from St Therese to Claude Levi Strauss and Dr Kinsey and the subjects he covers include prostitution mythical ecstasy cruelty and organized war Investigating desire prior to and extending beyond the realm of sexuality he argues that eroticism is a psychological quest not alien to death br br one of the most original and unsettling of those thinkers who in the wake of Sade and Nietzsche have confronted the possibility of thought in a world that has lost its myth of transcendence Peter Brooks i New York Times Book Review i br br Bataille is one of the most important writers of the century Michel Foucault br br An urgent thrusting book about love sex death and spirituality by Georges Bataille Mark Price i Philosophy Now i br br Georges Bataille was a French intellectual and literary icon who wrote essays novels and poems exploring philosophical and sociological subjects such as eroticism and surrealism City Lights published more of Bataille s works including i The Impossible i i The Tears of Eros i and i Story of the Eye i br br br