Modern Classics Eroticism by Georges Bataille

Modern Classics Eroticism

byGeorges Bataille

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A philosopher, essayist, novelist, pornographer and fervent Catholic who came to regard the brothels of Paris as his true 'churches', Georges Bataille ranks among the boldest and most disturbing of twentieth-century thinkers. In this influential study he links the underlying sexual basis of religion to death, offering a dazzling array of insights into incest, prostitution, marriage, murder, sadism, sacrifice and violence, as well as including comments on Freud, Sade and Saint Theresa. Everywhere, Eroticism argues, sex is surrounded by taboos, which we must continually transgress in order to overcome the sense of isolation that faces us all.

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Georges Bataille, French essayist and novelist, was born in 1897. He converted to Catholicism, then to Marxism, and was interested in psychoanalysis and mysticism. As curator of the municipal library in Orleans, he led a relatively simple life, although he became involved, usually on the fringes, with the surrealist movement. He founde...
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Title:Modern Classics EroticismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.75 × 5.15 × 0.75 inPublished:July 31, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141195568

ISBN - 13:9780141195568

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