Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille (jôrj bətī, –bätī), 1897–1962, French writer. Bataille was the founding editor of the journal Critique (1946). Strongly influenced by Nietzsche, he focuses on extreme states of consciousness (violence and eroticism) as forms of mediation between nature and culture. He presents his ideas in his critical essay Literature and Evil (1957, tr. 1973) and the novel Story of the Eye (1949, tr. 1987), among other works.

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Georges Bataille
Michael Richardson.
Routledge, 1994
On Nietzsche
Georges Bataille; Bruce Boone.
Paragon House, 1994
Manet
Georges Bataille; Austryn Wainhouse; James Emmons.
Albert Skira, 1955
Saints of the Impossible: Bataille, Weil, and the Politics of the Sacred
Alexander Irwin.
University of Minnesota Press, 2002
Literary Polemics: Bataille, Sartre, Valéry, Breton
Suzanne Guerlac.
Stanford University Press, 1997
The Thirst for Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism : An Essay in Atheistic Religion
Nick Land.
Routledge, 1992
Haunting Transcendence: The Strategy of Ghosts in Bataille and Breton
Johnson, Kendall.
Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 45, No. 3, Fall 1999
Blake, Bataille, and the Accidental Processes of Material History in 'Milton.' (William Blake, Georges Bataille)
McConnell, Will.
CLIO, Vol. 26, No. 4, Summer 1997
The Self and Its Pleasures: Bataille, Lacan, and the History of the Decentered Subject
Carolyn J. Dean.
Cornell University Press, 1992
Reconfigurations: Critical Theory and General Economy
Arkady Plotnitsky.
University Press of Florida, 1993
Librarian’s tip: Includes "The Maze of Taste: On Bataille, Derrida, and Kant"
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