Visions Of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 by Georges BatailleVisions Of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 by Georges Bataille

Visions Of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939

byGeorges Bataille

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Since the publication of Visions of Excess in 1985, 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 (1897-1962), 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.
Georges Bataille was a French poet, novelist, and philosopher. He was born in Billon, Puy-de-Dome, in central France on September 10, 1897. His father was already blind and paralyzed from syphilis when Bataille was born. In 1915, Bataille's father died, his mind destroyed by his illness. The death marked his son for life. While working...
Title:Visions Of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939Format:Other FormatDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 in

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ISBN - 10:0816612838

ISBN - 13:9780816612833