Story of the eye

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2001 - 128 pages
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In 1928, Georges Bataille published this first novel under a pseudonym, a legendary shocker that uncovers the dark side of the erotic by means of forbidden obsessive fantasies of excess and sexual extremes. A classic of pornographic literature, Story of the Eye finds the parallels in Sade and Nietzsche and in the investigations of contemporary psychology; it also forecasts Bataille's own theories of ecstasy, death and transgression which he developed in later work.

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Plot is one hundred percent nonexistent here. - Goodreads
A riveting read by a prominenet writer. - Goodreads
It would have been excellent if the author kept writing - Goodreads
... great writing, story, eroticism. - Goodreads
raunchy 1920s writing - Goodreads
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Reread this for the first time since college, and still don't really get it. Sure, it's transgressive but take it out of its context in today's day and age and it just seems like shock for the sake of ... Read full review

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The Milo Manara of prose. Read full review

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Contents

STORY OF THE
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Preface to Story of the Eye
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The Metaphor of the Eye
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